Understanding Autism

Tuesday 6th June – 10:30am-12:00pm 

Aimed at parents and carers of children with autism up to 10 years of age, this FREE informal session will provide an overview of autism and discuss the key areas of difference that might be seen in children’s: 

  • Social Communication 
  • Thinking style 
  • Sensory experiences 

Led by Dr Julie Prentice, a senior Lecturer in special educations needs and inclusion at the University of Worcester, the session will also suggest simple strategies and techniques that can be implemented at home and an opportunity for parents and carers to ask questions.  This session is for adults only and is not suitable for children.  

How to Book

Places on the session are limited and booking is essential. Book your place here 

About Dr Julie Prentice 

Julie is a Senior Lecturer in special educational needs, disabilities (SEND) and inclusion at the University of Worcester. She has taught in both mainstream and special school settings and has been a school SEND coordinator. Julie has taught children with a range of complex and additional educational needs, including autism. She has also worked as an autism advisory teacher in three local authorities. While working as an advisory teacher, Julie provided advice and training for schools about the teaching and learning needs of children and young people with autism. She also provided advice for parents following their child’s diagnosis and has delivered educational programmes for parents and carers of children with autism.