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Autism (ASD) Training Team - Liverpool


ASD Training Team Review

We know that parents and carers were extremely concerned about a recent review announced of the Autism Training Team. No staff will lose their posts as they have been removed from the review. We would like to reassure people that we are exploring all possible options to find alternative funding and are confident the service will continue. We share your passion and commitment to ensuring young people and parents are supported, now and in the future.

Councillor Barry Kushner, Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Cllr Nick Small, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for Education and Schools.


What we offer:

0 - 19 year olds

Drop in Sessions – The drop in sessions take place twice a month in different children’s Centre’s across the city. They are for Parents/Carers or professionals wishing to talk in a private one to one setting. You do not require a diagnosis of ASD to attend but must have questions or concerns about the young person. The drop ins are not a training session and do not require an appointment.


Waiting List Courses - Are for Parents/Carers who are waiting for their child to have an ASD Pathway assessment. They consist of one full day training on Social Communication difficulties & Social Behaviour.

To attend the below courses all children must have a  diagnosis of ASD 

EarlyBird Course – Are for Parents/Carers who have a child with a diagnosis of ASD and are under the age of 4years. It has 8 classroom session 9.30am till 12 noon and 4 homevisits which the child should attend. There are 2 places for Parent/Carer.

EarlyBird Plus – Are for Parents/Carers and one professional who is working with the young person. It is for children between the age of 4 years and 9 years and who have a diagnosis of ASD. There are 8 classroom sessions and 2 homevisits that do not require the child’s presents. There are places for 2 parents/Carers and one professional.

ASD Training course are grouped in to ages – 4-7yrs, 8-11yrs and Over 11yrs

Are for Parents/Carers of a child/young person aged 4years and up to 19 years who have a diagnosis of ASD. The consist of 6 half day sessions 9.30am till 12 noon and all the courses follow the 3 strand - Autism, Communication and Behaviour difficulties. There are 2 places for Parent/Carer.

Recent feedback ... parent comments......

"I have just been on a fantastic training course were I was given invaluable advice.  One of the sections was about being clear when talking to children. I come home and tell sean to take his shoes off. I 'm cooking in the kitchen and fall over Sean's shoes. I say "Sean I told you to take your shoes off!! " He replies "I did." I said " Well why arnt they by the front door? He says " oh Sorry, you never said that". Kicking myself inside now. He come back and said done. I go to check, and they are litarelly in front of the front door waiting for Paul to break his neck on them when he comes home from work.


"I was at one of the ASD workshops and I wanted to say how helpful I found it.  I have more of an understanding now and I have taken ideas from the workshop and put them in place. Morning times is so much easier and less stressful now and my son enjoys following his morning schedule to get ready.  I just want to say a big thank you for holding these meetings and I will be going to the others that are going to be held in my area."

“The course is so helpful for us as families and for our children”

 “The tutors were very friendly and helpful, they gave me lots of new ideas and explained things very clearly and easy to understand”

“ There was time in the sessions to ask questions and feedback is encouraged and everyone seems comfortable taking part.”

 “During the course I found  the confidence to tell my son about his diagnosis.”

 “It’s been great to discuss with other parents who have experienced the same problems”


Who to contact

Contact Name
ASD Training Team
0151 233 5988

Where to go

Cunard Building
Water Street
L3 1AH



14th January 2019



9.30am – 12.00pm


Livpac, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL

28th January 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Anfield children’s Centre, Oakfield Road, L4 2QG

11th February 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Clubmoor Children’s Centre, Utting Avenue East L11 1DQ

25th February 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Hunts Cross Children’s Centre, Kingsthorpe Road, L25 0PJ

11th March 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Garston Children’s Centre, Banks Road L19 8LZ

25th March 2019


9.30am – 12.30pm



Yew tree  Children’s Centre, Berryford Road, L14 4ED

29th  April 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Fazakerley Children’s Centre  Barlows Lane L9 9EH

13th May  2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Tuebrook Children’s Centre, Lowerbreck Road, L6 4BX

20th May 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Fountains Children’s Centre Fountains Road L4 1QH

3rd June 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Fazakerley Children’s Centre  Barlows Lane L9 9EH

17th June 2019

9.30am – 12pm

West Derby Children’s Centre, Blackmoor Primary School, Leyfield Road, L12 9EY

8th July 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Clubmoor Children’s Centre, Utting Avenue East L11 1DQ

22th July 2019


9.30am – 12.00pm



Livpac, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL


Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Write your own review Rated 5 out of 5 in 1 review
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ASD Course

The course gave me great tips for coping with a variety of situations. Helped with establishing boundries around behaviour and working with other parents was a great support.

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