Training for SEND parents and carers

Parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) sometimes need additional support and advice through online training or workshops.

Usually this training is free through charities or support services, where they tend to focus on specific SEND needs, or to help others to understand more about the world of SEND.

Online training

Need typeCourse titlePrice
Additional needsOur Place: Understanding your child with additional needs online course

Access the course using the code 'Invicta'
ADHD and autismNHS: A parents' guide to supporting children and young people: ADHD and autismFree
AutismBarnardos: The Cygnet CourseFree
Autism, social communication and behaviouralLego®: Parents Course Lego Bricks Based Therapy Approach at Home£49.99
Autism awareness and behaviouralKent Adult Education: Family CoursesFree
BehaviouralNHS: Understanding Your Child with Additional NeedsFree
SensorySpecialist Teaching Learning Service: various online courses for sensory needsFree
Physical disabilitiesSpecialist Teaching Learning Service: various online courses for physical disabilitiesFree
General supportSpace 2 Be Me: Parent workshops to support your SEND child or young personFree
General support

IPSEA: online parent training around the laws and regulations of SEND children and young people

IPSEA: subsidised training fund application

General supportEventbrite: online training across various subjects within special educational needsFree

Information sessions

Information Support and Advice Kent (IASK) provide online and drop in information sessions to parents throughout Kent. They are free to join, and are a safe impartial place to ask the service any question you have about your child.

Join an information session near you.