Cothú Parents Program for private practice

Course Details:

Cothú is a Train the Trainer Course run over 3 half days, for diagnostic teams, social workers and other professionals supporting parents of Autistic children who are looking for a neuro-affirming course to deliver to those parents to start them on the right track after identification of their child.

Course dates:  Saturdays April 29th, May 13th and 20th from 12.30-5pm

 

 1,150.00 2,950.00

Cothú Parents Program for Private Practice

 

Cothú is the Irish word for ‘nurture’. We chose this word because this is what we want for Autistic children- to be nurtured and accepted. Our Cothú program is designed to support parents and carers to nurture their Autistic child after the diagnostic process and beyond.
We will train you or your team to deliver this neuro-affirming program to parents of newly identified Autistic children which will support them to parent their child in ways that are respectful to them and their neurotype.
Neurodiversity-affirming means that we offer you advice and information that is highly respectful of Autistic children’s neurotype and that is because we too are Autistic!
With so much information on autism it can be hard to know where to go and who to trust. We understand that this can be overwhelming for parents and we have designed this course so that your team can train parents so that they  can get on with parenting and enjoying their relationship with their child.

 

What is Cothú Parents Program and who is it for?

Cothú is a Train the Trainer Course for diagnostic teams, social workers and other professionals supporting parents of Autistic children who are looking for a neuro-affirming course to deliver to those parents to start them on the right track after identification of their child. The parent course is then delivered by your team as a 5 week course of 2 hours per week.

The Team Training

We will deliver training in AUsome ethos, methods, ideologies and train professionals to deliver the course to parent groups of up to 12 people.

All course materials, slides, pdfs are provided so you can concentrate on building that connection with parents and your supportive role in delivering neuro-affirming content.

Training Pathway

We are finding that levels of knowledge on neuro-affirming approaches and Autistic content vary vastly in teams depending on previous exposure to Autistic Culture and so we have added more content so our pathway to training now looks like this:

Induction day – self led, online 6 hour training course so that everyone is on the same page before being trained in Cothú. At this stage we look at the history of autism, problematic theories and research, the exclusion of Autistics, Autistic rights, trauma and neuro-affirming approaches.

This is followed by assessment so that we can be sure everyone understands our rights based approach and will be able to deliver Cothú as it is intended.

Upon successful completion trainers can then move onto be trained in delivering the Cothú Program itself. Online and offline options are below:

Online
3 x 4.5 hr sessions
Or
In Person Training
Day 1: 9am to 5pm
Day 2: 9am to 5pm

Training Delivery: Can be delivered online to any team in the world or offline if your team is based in  Ireland

* Please note that in person training is currently only available in Ireland

 

Who the course is for:

Cothú is a Train the Trainer Course for diagnostic teams, social workers and other professionals supporting parents of Autistic children who are looking for a neuro-affirming course to deliver to those parents to start them on the right track after identification of their child.

Applicants must have relevant professional insurance and professional supervision.

Course length: 3 half days between April and May 2023

Course Dates:   Saturdays April 29th, May 13th and 20th from 12.30-5pm

 

Licensing and Support

Fidelity Checks
Mentoring from AUsome Training on first delivery to parents.
Feedback session with AUsome Training after delivery to parents.

2yr License with 2 x 4 hours training on renewal – €950 pp

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM WORKING WITH US?

We are dedicated to changing the lives of Autistic people young and old for the better. This is our mission. We advocate for the rights of Autistics as well as offering training to those who want to be part of this positive change. We offer materials of the highest quality by design and content. Our content is aligned with the values of Neurodiversity and the most current research. We are opposed to ABA and all of its derivatives and offer much better solutions than these abusive approaches. Our after care service will ensure that your team are supported  every step of the way. By choosing Cothú you have the peace of mind to know you are giving parents and their children the very best start.

Programme Structure & Fees

Entry Requirement: The course is open to qualified practitioners in any of the helping professions listed above, or similar. Applicants must have relevant professional insurance and professional supervision.

 

Schedule

3 half days – programme commencing April 2023.

Class time will run from 12.30 – 5.00pm (IST/UTC+1) each day.

 

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom. We can also facilitate in-person training in Ireland

 

Programme Fee :

€1,150 if you will be delivering this course to parents free of charge

€2,950 if you will be charging parents

*Please contact us for payment plan options