"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
Puzzle Centre is a charity promoting and delivering early intervention for young children with autism or communication difficulties. We provide 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.
For families, schools, settings and practitioners across the UK (supporting children from birth to 11 years) helping them in the home or setting through SCERTS, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
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.
Puzzle Pieces, our charity newsletter, is a chance for us to share and celebrate with all our stakeholders recent news, successes in the nursery, developments at Puzzle Centre and fundraising initiatives.
Puzzle Centre is delighted to announce that on 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
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 Centre 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.
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
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
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
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