We are committed to sharing our autism experience and expertise with other professionals, parents and anyone wanting to learn more about supporting autistic young people with complex needs. Our specialist autism training courses are available to our staff members, as well as parents and other professionals in the autism community.

TEACCH training

TEACCH is an evidence-based approach to learning for autistic people of all ages. It is at the very heart of our approach and we have strong links with the University of North Carolina where TEACCH originated.

Our staff are vital to our young people's success and we aim to equip them with our specialist autism knowledge so they can provide the best possible care for our young people. An exceptional number of our staff are TEACCH-trained, while two staff are TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultants (around 30% of the UK's total TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultants).

We offer two levels of TEACCH training courses:

  • 3 Day Structured Teaching - Based on the TEACCH Model - a three-day introduction to the theory and practical applications of structured teaching, delivered by Prior's Court TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultants and Practitioners
  • 5 Day TEACCH course - a broad-based intensive course for parents and professionals working with autistic individuals. It provides both the theoretical and practical applications of Structured Teaching. The course is suitable for all those who have been working with autism for some time and wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge. The course will give learners an overview of autism from a historical and theoretical perspective before moving on to practical strategies to support autistic people. 

Find out more about our upcoming training courses on our events page, or you can sign up to receive emails about our upcoming training direct to your inbox:

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Get a taste of what you learn on our courses

For World Autism Acceptance Week 2024, Prior’s Court hosted a series of compelling talks covering a range of topics around autism.

One talk explored an overview of our Prior Approach, the specialist autism approach we use at Prior's Court based on TEACCH principles. This talk was presented by three members of our staff - Emma Barnes, Therapy Lead; Kirk Smith, Healthiness Learning Specialist; and Ruth Over, Autism Practice and Development Lead.