Monday, December 13, 2010

ASD Parent Training & Support Series 2011 - A Training Programme for Parents of Children with Autism

7th Intake since 2007 !

"When I discovered my son had autism at the age of two, I scrambled around for another year to look for someone to help him. I heard about ANDI Initiative's Parent Training programme and was excited at the prospect of learning skills to help my son. After undergoing the Parent Training course, I could see positive changes in my son. His therapists and I tracked his improvement from a boy trapped in his own head to a child who loves people. He's still a work in progress, but I'm now able to explore other forms of techniques of helping and connecting with him, because the initial training by ANDI Initiative made me brave, skilled, proactive and empowered."

- Parent, 2007 Participant, Petaling Jaya

"The training helped me to communicate with my son effectively. In return, he is able to relate to me in a sensible way. Introducing a new routine is no longer a struggle."

- Parent of 7-year-old, 2008 Participant, Putrajaya

The ASD Parent Training & Support Series is a four-month training programme for parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who want to learn how to teach their child skills, improve their child's cooperation and other behaviours, and have fun with their child during this process.

Totalling close to 50 hours, this training series provides guidance, information and support about:

- setting up a learning programme at home
- troubleshooting difficulties
- improving behaviours
- keeping learning fun!

Through small-group training sessions, verbal and video feedback, home visits, written data and phone consultations, parents will give the trainer information on the child's progress in order to get the next steps in each child's learning programme, and to get guidance from the trainer in determining what those next steps would be.

The training includes:

- FIVE small-group training sessions
- SIX support visits to your home
- Phone consultations
- "Parent-to-Parent Support": During the training series, parents will be able to access moral support and information from several parents who participate in previous intakes of this training series
- A six-hour training on Understanding and Improving Behaviours (date to be determined)

Small-group Training Dates:

Initial Training (Session 1)
Sunday, 13 February, 2011
9:00am until 3:30pm

Initial Training (Session 2)
Sunday, 27 February, 2011
9:00am until 3:30pm

Training Session 3
Sunday, 27 March, 2011
9:00am until 3:30pm

Training Session 4
Sunday, 24 April, 2011
9:00am until 3:30pm

Training Session 5
Sunday, 22 May, 2011
9:00am until 3:30pm

Training Session 6
Understanding and Improving Behaviours
(date TBA)


SS2, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Address will be given to confirmed participants.

Support Visits to the Home:

A total of 6 support visits will be made by a member of our Support Visit Team to the home between February and May 2011, at a time suitable for the family.

What families have said about this training series:

"After 13 weeks of this programme, my son has shown improvement. Thanks to this effective programme, I feel more calm..."

- Parent of 2-year-old, 2007 Participant, Cheras

"I have benefitted a lot from this training...I can now communicate with my child who was previously non-verbal using the communication tools introduced in the training, we have fun during the therapy sessions, we have bonded so much more and most important of all - both of us are no longer frustrated with each other.

- Parent of 4-year-old, 2009 Participant, Ampang

There are only 10 total spots available for the ASD Parent Training & Support Series, and these spots may be determined by age, diagnosis or suitability of the child for this programme.

To enquire, or to request the training scope and application form, please contact ANDI Initiative at or leave a message at 012-538-6134.

***Quotes reprinted with express permission.