Kids First has a dedicated Autism service called Autism First. Our team of therapists has extensive experience supporting families and children and we want to ensure your child feels comfortable, happy and confident in his / her surroundings. Every child is different and therefore we will tailor an approach and program that will be unique to your child. Wherever possible, we want to include your child’s nursery / school staff and extended family so we will liaise on your behalf. Where possible, we offer training packages to schools and nurseries to ensure they are equipped and able to support your child to his / her full potential.
You can also opt to join one of our termly support groups – we meet from 7.30pm – 9pm on the first Tuesday and last Tuesday of every term and there is NO charge. One or more of our specialists will deliver a short presentation related to Autism / Autism ideas and then we hand over to parents and carers to ask questions and chat. We eat a lot of cake, sometimes drink a glass of wine but mostly do a lot of talking, listening, hand-holding, shoulder crying and laughing! We always walk away feeling positive, energized and filled with new ideas to try at home. Please contact us if you’re interested in attending, we would love to see you.
We also run a monthly diagnostic clinic in collaboration with Dr Kate Baldry, Clinical Psychologist. The Autism Diagnostic Clinic will allow you quick and easy access to professionals who will be able to give you an indication of whether or not your child show signs of Autism or not. In most cases, we aim for an 8 week process to receive you answer.