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This resource is for parents of children and young people who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). 

It is designed to be an updated and improved online version of the previous Brief ASCEND course which was being delivered through 3 ½ day face to face sessions prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The resource has been co-produced by the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and CYC (City of York Council) Specialist Teaching Team in York. 


This course explores what is meant by attachment, the theories about how we form attachments in childhood and the impact these attachments have throughout our adult life.

This course is aimed at parents and carers of young people and explores what is meant by mental health, how to recognise when somebody is struggling, how to provide support, how to look after yourself and also provides information on where to get extra support.

This online course is aimed at adults working with young people in primary and secondary schools in the UK, including serving and trainee teachers, support staff and volunteers. This course gives you information on how to support a young person in school and where to go for further information.

This course is aimed at adults who have contact with children and young people. Professionals can have a huge impact on the health and development of children and young people. This course explores ways that you can support a child and gives you information on what to do if a child is having emotional difficulties.