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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.

Our Services

Specialist Early Intervention Nursery

Buckinghamshire (from ages 2-5 years)

Autism early support – assessment and support 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.

Click here for the Assessment and Support Leaflet

Training

For parents and professionals throughout the UK

Click here for our Training Leaflet

Recent News

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.

To read our most recent newsletter click here Puzzle Pieces 2019

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


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 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.

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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News Feed

Puzzle Centre Trust has a new name

Puzzle Centre Trust Limited has officially changed its name to Autism Early Support Trust Limited. This was effective from 5th August 2020.


Puzzle Centre receive CAF grant

We are delighted to confirm that Puzzle Centre Trust Ltd has been awarded a grant of £5,000.00 from the CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund, through funding provided by the CAF Tourle Foundation Fund


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


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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Puzzle Centre joins the Vale Lottery – tickets cost £1!

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 .