"Thanks for giving our child a better chance in life."
"As a parent I leave Puzzle Centre with a real confidence for the future."
"The paediatrician recommended Puzzle as the 'gold standard'. He was right."
"Every aspect of the service is tailored to meet the children's unique requirements."
"You gave us hope and support when we needed it."
"The quality of teaching is nothing less than inspirational."
"Finding Puzzle was the best thing that has happened to us."
"It's not just the child who attends Puzzle, it's the whole family"
"Communication exchanges between parents, carers and other professionals are exceptional."
Education, support and research for early years autism
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.
Information about Puzzle Centre can be found on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service – Local Offer
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.
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 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 Read More
We are delighted to say we have joined the Vale Lottery. Vale Lottery is a weekly lottery that directly supports good causes which benefit the Aylesbury Vale community and all supporters get the chance to win prizes of up to £20,000! Puzzle Centre would love it if you would think about getting involved. To find out how to play and ensure your ticket directly supports Puzzle Centre please click here .
We are delighted to announce we are now being supported by BBC Children in Need. The grant will be used to provide more specialist teaching and therapy to the very young children with autism or communication difficulties we support, to increase their communication and social skills, and emotional well-being. Click here for full details.
In June, 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!