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The Puzzle Centre is a charity that promotes and delivers early intervention for young children with autism or communication difficulties and provides training and outreach to families and practitioners throughout the UK.

We believe that every child with autism or other communication difficulties should have access to prompt, appropriate and high quality education, therapy and support.

Our mission is to provide high quality education and therapy for young children with autism or other communication difficulties; to ensure that families receive expert advice and support and to lead the development of best practice early intervention.

We can support you and your children via one or more of our services.

Our Services

Specialist early intervention nursery

Buckinghamshire (from ages 2-5 years)

PASS – Puzzle Assessment and Support Service

For families across the UK (from birth to 11 years) helping them in the home through SCERTS, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Click here for the Puzzle Assessment and Support (PASS) Leaflet

Training

For parents and professionals throughout the UK

Click here for our Training Leaflet

FORTHCOMING 2 DAY SCERTS COURSE

Puzzle are hosting a two day SCERTS training course delivered by one of the SCERTS model co-authors, Emily Rubin.  For more information CLICK HERE

When: 15th and 16th October 2019

Where: Milton Keynes (accessible from London and the North)

What: The SCERTS model is a research based educational model and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children with autism and their families.

Fees: £250 for 2 days, 10% discount for 3 or more delegates,

use CODE GRPSCERTS

How to book: CLICK HERE

SCERTS focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports and is applicable across a wide range of age ranges, abilities and settings.

Training in the SCERTS model offers a huge range of opportunities to strengthen your practice and support the development of children with autism.

RECENT NEWS

Puzzle Centre is delighted to announce that today, Saturday 8th June 2019, Alexandra Stanyer, Founder and CEO of Puzzle Centre Trust, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to young people with autism.  To read more about this prestigious award and what it means to Alex and Puzzle  you can read our full press release here

 

This short film  illustrates the positive impact of our support for children and families.  

Information about Puzzle Centre can be found on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service – Local Offer


Early Intervention

The term Early Intervention is used to refer to a wide range of different approaches and programmes which aim to foster and enhance development in very young children.

At Puzzle we use an innovative educational model for working with children with autism and their families called SCERTS. It targets the most significant challenges faced by children with autism and their families and is accomplished through family-professional partnerships and family-centred care.  The SCERTS Model collaborators: Barry Prizant, Amy Wetherby, Emily Rubin, and Amy Laurent, have training in Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education, Behavioural and Developmental Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Family-Centred Practice.

You can view Emily Rubin giving a brief introduction to SCERTS here.

Read SCERTS Collaborator Barry Prizant’s, Is ABA The Only Way  from Autism Spectrum Quarterly.

For further information about the SCERTS model click here.

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Job Opportunity – Learning Support Assistant

Do you enjoy working with pre-school children? Do you have the passion to work one to one supporting children at our specialist nursery?  we would love to hear from you!  Puzzle Centre is now recruiting  Learning Support Assistants to work in our nursery (various shifts availiable) Closing date is Friday 21st June 2019, to find out more, please click  here


Founder and CEO of Bucks Autism Charity Awarded MBE for Services to Young People with Autism

Puzzle Centre is delighted to announce that today, Saturday 8th June 2019, Alexandra Stanyer, Founder and CEO of Puzzle Centre Trust, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to young people with autism.  To read more about this prestigious award and what it means to Alex and Puzzle  you can read our full press release here


2 DAY SCERTS WORKSHOP

Puzzle Centre are delighted to be hosting this 2 day event delivered by Emily Rubin.  BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. 15th and 16th October 2019 – Ridgeway Centre Milton Keynes.  Bookings for 3 or more delegates 10%discount – Use discount code GRPSCERTS when booking BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE – GROUP DISCOUNT BOOKINGS AVAILABLE For more detailed course information – CLICK HERE


Parent Support Groups – By invitation only

Puzzle Centre are running parent support group for those families with a child on our nursery waiting list. You are welcome to attend one or more of our group activities if you are waiting for a place in our specialist setting Aim: The focus of these groups will be to introduce you and your child to some of the specialist input provided by Puzzle Centre and to give you opportunities to meet other families. Click here  for more information


Puzzle delivers Early Years Autism Training

Puzzle Centre delivers Early Years Autism Training across South East via AET Training Hub The Puzzle Centre in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust and Oxfordshire County Council  has been awarded the contract by the Autism Education Trust to be the South East Region Early Years Training Hub. The training hub is now delivering a 3-tier programme for early years practitioners across the whole of the South East region of England. The three tiers of training available are: Tier 1. Making sense of autism – for all early years practitioners Tier 2. Good autism practice – for practitioners working directly
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