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Changing Conversations: Ambassadors for Autism

Thursday 30 September – 09:00-13:00 (via Zoom)

Suitable for: Health Visitors with an interest in sharing with colleagues

Cost: £160 iHV Members – members are given priority booking to new events. £175 (Non-members).


In 2020, the Burdett Trust for Nursing supported the iHV to co-develop, in partnership with families and field experts, a range of online resources for health visitors to support their role with children with autism and their families.  We are excited to offer an opportunity for health visitors from across the UK to train as Changing Conversations: Ambassadors for Autism.

Attendance at an event will support health visitors to become “Ambassadors for Changing Conversations” – about autism.  As part of your role, you will promote the importance of family-centred support for families of autistic children within your local area, taking an active role in leading this very important agenda. These training events will be virtual and have been designed to be interactive, including expert speakers, parents with lived experience and introduction to the resources. We will share resources, including a 1-hour awareness session for you to cascade your learning to your team. All resources will become available to those who train following the event.

The aims of the training event are to:

  • Increase understanding and insight into the impact of autism on families
  • Equip health visitors to be local Ambassadors for Changing Conversations
  • Introduce and provide resources to support and cascade best practice
  • Opportunity for networking

Event fees will include access to additional resources including:

  • Good Practice Points, Parent Tips, parent and child stories, films, and case studies.
  • Training resources (PowerPoint slides and collated research and literature to share with colleagues

 Commitment following training  

To be a local Ambassador for Changing Conversations for Autism and use the training materials provided to cascade learning to your colleagues

How do I apply?

At this stage we are asking for expressions of interest to attend the programme.

  • Places cost £160 (iHV Members) for the half-day programme and members are offered priority booking for this new programme.
  • Any remaining places will be offered to non-members at an undiscounted cost of £175 (Non-members).

To secure places we will ask health visitors who have secured funding for their place to complete an application form and register formally for the programme.

Confirm your interest with [email protected]