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Parenting Special Children - Parenting Programmes

Service has Local Offer

In light of the latest advice from the UK government advising that everyone should avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus, we will be cancelling all support groups, courses, workshops and clinics until the end of spring term with immediate effect.

The Parenting Service currently offers a wide range of courses and workshops, online, for families of children and young people with special needs for parent/carers both pre- and post-assessment.

Time Out for Special Needs is our seven week course offering parent/carers an insight into a wide range of topics which are not diagnosis-specific. For example, parents/carers of children with Autism may attend, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy etc. The course offers parents an opportunity to meet with other parents facing some of the same challenges and the courses are delivered by professionals but also parents of children/young people with special needs.

We also offer a variety of workshops for Schools, who would like to offer parent/carers the opportunity to learn more about a range of topics on special needs, and offer an opportunity to meet with other parents.

We can also deliver a course or workshop to meet your organisation’s specific needs. For more information, please see Commissioning PSC Services.

The best way to make a referral is to use this online form. However, if you would like to discuss a family, please contact us via or 0118 9863532.

Who's it for?

  • Families living in Berkshire, or whose child attends a Berkshire School
  • Families awaiting an assessment for a Special Need
  • Families who have recently received a diagnosis, and want to learn more about parenting a child with Special Needs

Who to contact

Ruth Pearse
0118 9863532
Parenting Special Children - Bespoke Training


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations