Newcastle EarlyBird Team
The National Autistic Society EarlyBird Programme is a three-month programme for parents/carers of a pre-school (not yet of statutory school age) child with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
- It combines group training sessions for parents with individual home visits when video feedback is used to help parents apply what they learn, whilst working with their child.
- The NAS EarlyBird Plus programme is designed to meet the needs of families whose child has received a later diagnosis (four-eight years) and is in Early Years or Key Stage One provision.
- It addresses the needs of both home and school settings by training parents/carers together with a professional who is working regularly with their child.
- The team offering EarlyBird has been trained and licensed to deliver EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus programmes by the NAS EarlyBird Centre.