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Cygnet Parents/Carers Support Programme

Cygnet is a 6 week course for families with children aged 6-19 years with a diagnosis of Autism. It helps families to understand their child’s diagnosis and how they can best support them.

The sessions cover a variety of topics such as: sensory needs, communication, what is Autism and understanding behaviour.

There is also a reunion session at the end of the course to discuss any further issues.

 The programme is designed:

  • to increase parents' understanding of autistic spectrum conditions
  • to help parents develop their knowledge on how a child on the autistic spectrum experiences the world and what drives their behaviour
  • to guide parents through practical strategies they can use with children
  • to direct parents to relevant ASC resources
  • to give parents the opportunity to meet with other parents who have had similar experiences and to gain support and learn from each other

This programme is delivered over six, two and a half - three hour sessions work towards behaviour management and covers a number of topics:

  • Autism and diagnosis
  • Communication
  • Sensory Issues
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Managing behaviour
  • Choice of topic decided by parents/carers

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
Contact - Wandsworth

Where to go

Early Years Centre
1, Siward Road
SW17 0LA
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
To find out when the next Cygnet course is running, speak to Contact



Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

The group is run Borough-wide and can be accessed through an assessment from a professional.

Alternatively, parents and carers can refer themselves.

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Last updated: 11 Mar 2022