Education, support and research for early years autism


Puzzle Centre Charity

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

Our mission is to ensure that every preschool aged child with autism, or similar communication needs, is offered prompt, appropriate and high quality education, therapy and support.

In addition to our Specialist Nursery in Buckinghamshire we offer an Outreach Support Service to families across the UK, when attending the nursery is not possible.



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 ASD and their families called SCERTS. It targets the most significant challenges faced by children with ASD and their families and is accomplished through families-professional partnerships, family-centred care.

To learn more about the SCERTS model click hereClick here to download SCERTS Collaborator Barry Prizant’s, Is ABA the Only Way? article from Autism Spectrum Quarterly.


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BBC comes to Puzzle Centre

Earlier this month, BBC South Today came to film at our specialist early intervention centre to see our work and meet some of our families. Puzzle’s own women’s cycling team, The Puzzle5Etape were there too to highlight the importance of autism awareness and the need to raise money to extend the services we provide.  Enjoy the film!

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 with children with autism. Tier 3. Leading good autism practice – for leaders and
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JOB ADVERT: FUNDRAISER We need an experienced and energetic part-time fundraiser with a highly successful record of fundraising to join us at a time of growth and exciting development of our service Hours: part-time for 4 days per week (30 hours) which can be worked flexibly across 5 days This job will be primarily home based but you will need to attend Puzzle Centre approximately once per week and also undertake visits and meetings as required with key supporters and organisations within Bucks and surrounding areas. Salary: up to £37k pro rata dependent on experience and qualifications Closing date for
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How Puzzle Centre implements SCERTS SCERTS: An educational model to assess, plan for & support children with autism and their families Friday 4th March 2016, 9.30 – 4.00pm  – The Clare Foundation £75.00 per delegate To book click here