How to Understand and Support a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A short and insightful course, delivered via Zoom

Whether you’re a parent or teacher, it’s tough knowing how to support a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Being the parent of a child with ASD can certainly be difficult. Often it’s hard to understand what’s going on for them and to know how to help them. It can be very frustrating.

And standard teacher training does not equip teachers to deal with children with ASD. They can seem hard to reach and difficult to integrate in the class.

If you feel lost in how to support a child with ASD, it’s not your fault. You simply haven’t been given the information you need.

In this course, you’ll receive practical advice on how to support children with ASD, not just to get by, but to thrive in school and in life.


During the course, you’ll be joined by other parents and teachers who are learning how to support children with challenges including ASD, ADHD, Hyperfixation, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. As people with ASD often face one or more of these additional challenges, this will give you a broader perspective on your child’s ASD.

In the course, you will:

  • Understand how people with ASD experience stressors in their lives, which are very different from things that would stress other people.
  • Understand how these stressors affect behavior and learning.
  • Learn how to identify and manage the specific stress factors affecting a given child. In fact, being able to recognize these specific stressors is a key to understanding and supporting a child with ASD.
  • Learn how to recognize subtle signs of stress early, so that you can avoid crises and meltdowns – making life easier, for everyone!
  • Learn neurodevelopmental activities that reduce stress, support learning and improve social interactions. These are activities that you can use at home and in the classroom.
  • Understand how environmental factors also cause stress. And learn how to manage those environmental factors to make life easier for the child.
  • In addition to receiving practical advice on how to support your own child, parents will receive guidance on how to explain what you learn to your child’s teachers, so they can better support your child in the classroom.
  • Teachers will receive guidance on how to apply what they learn immediately in the classroom.
  • At Oxford Specialist Tutors we use the HANDLE® Approach to support students with ASD. This course will give you an overview of that approach.

The group interactions between parents and teachers provide a rich learning experience and a community of support.

Course Format & Fee

The course is facilitated by Margo Fourman, Founder of Oxford Specialist Tutors.

The course is delivered in weekly 2-hour sessions over 4 weeks. The course is online, via Zoom.

The course fee is £199 and we accept online payment by credit card.

August Course

August 22, 24, 29, 31

UK/Ireland time: 7 PM – 9 PM
US Eastern time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Click on this link to register.

After we have received your payment, we will send you a calendar invite with the course details.


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If you would like to talk with one of our experts to discuss what would be the best approach to supporting your child with ASD, book a free consultation today.

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