EarlyBird+ and Teen Life

Two courses for families of autistic children. Early Bird+ is for families with younger children. Teen Life is for families with 10 to 16 year olds.

Early Bird+

The NAS (National Autistic Society) Early Bird+ course is for families with autistic children aged 4 to 10. The course lasts for 10 sessions, which includes 2 home visits. Families must live in Lambeth, and the children must be at a Lambeth school.

What parents/carers get from Early Bird+

  • Working together to better understand autism
  • Sharing strategies that help autistic children learn
  • Enabling parents to make a difference – they are the experts on their child
  • Learning from other families and autism professionals

Early Bird+ covers 3 key areas:

  • Understanding autism
  • Communication needs of autistic children
  • Using strategies that work

Join a virtual information session for parents, carers and professionals 

Parents and carers must attend one of these sessions if they want to take part in the full programme.

The session will run from 1.30 to 2.00pm on Tuesday 17 May 

As this event takes place online, you need a phone, tablet or computer to join. 

Email ngardner@Lambeth.gov.uk to get details of the session sent to you. 

Teen Life

Teen Life is another NAS course. It's a 6 session programme for families of 10 to 16 year old autistic young people. The programme allows them to understand more about how teenagers experience autism.

Topics include:

  • Understanding autism in teenagers
  • Self-esteem and spending time with other people
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Puberty and independence
  • Education and planning for the future.

The Teen Life Programme brings parents together to share information, experiences and ideas. Videos of autistic young people and examples of their views are used throughout the sessions. A Teen Life Programme Book helps families get the most from the programme.

Join a virtual information session for parents, carers and professionals  

Parents and carers must attend one of these sessions if they want to take part in the full programme.  

The session will run from 1.00 to 2.00pm on Monday 16 May 

As this event takes place online, you need a phone, tablet or computer to join. 

Email ezjawiony@lambeth.gov.uk and details of the session will be emailed to you. 

To learn more about Early Bird+ and Teen Life courses, contact the Lambeth Autism Advisory Service

Telephone: 07712 545 939

Email: LAAS@lambeth.gov.uk