Managing Physically Challenging Behaviour

One Day Workshop

A course for Parent/Carers of children on the autism spectrum

 Managing Physically Challenging Behaviour

The course is only suitable for those who have fully completed an AFSO or SENSS Challenging Behaviour Course. Please contact us if you wish to clarify this.

Friday 9th December 2016


Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

£30 per place (concessions available)

This is a practical workshop focusing on break away and physical intervention techniques.  The day will be led by two experienced facilitators:

Jonas Torrance
Creative Therapist & Behaviour Support for ASD (Independent therapist)
Rachel Newsham
Advisory Support Worker for Communication & Interaction Support Services (Oxfordshire County Council)

The course will include discussion about behaviour that challenges, the effects on the family, and techniques to help keep yourself and your child safe when your child displays physically challenging behaviour at home.

 The course is:

  • For parents/carers of children who are diagnosed as on the autism spectrum.
  • Strictly for parent/carers who are experiencing physically challenging behaviour at home (not school only).
  • Parent/carers who have fully completed an AFSO or SENSS Challenging Behaviour course.
  • Parent/carers who have a good understanding of autism.


  • There is NO CHILDCARE provided.
  • This course is not for professionals.
  • Please bring your lunch. We will provide tea and coffee.

 To Book: Please complete the attached Application Form

OR email all the information requested to Judith:   

 The closing date for applications is Friday 18th November

For more information call 01844 338696 (Mon-Wed or answerphone)

or email Judith at:

Yoga FREE classes


FREE yoga classes!

For families living with autism


Saturdays, 10am -11am
at Yoga Quota
based at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
16 Turl Street, Oxford Town Centre, OX1 3DH

We will be using the Yoga Room upstairs

Classes are kindly offered FREE of charge by Yoga Quota


The classes provide a relaxed style of yoga in a small group.

No yoga experience is necessary, and yoga mats are provided.
Yoga is generally good for health and can help alleviate anxiety.Come and try a relaxed and nurturing class!


  • Classes are available to people with autism and/or their family members.· Participants must be aged 14 and over.·
  • All under 18s and adults who need support must initially come with a responsible guardian so that we can assess their needs. It may be possible for them to attend
    future classes independently, if mutually agreed.
  • There is no crèche facility and classes are not suitable for unsupervised children or  non-participating children or adults.
  • There is no on-site parking.  Metered parking and car parks are available in the town centre. We recommend public transport and the Park and Ride.


Bookings and enquires:
Please email Anne, the yoga teacher, with any queries. To book a place please email Anne with the details of the people who wish to attend (their name, age, and any diagnosis), and the date(s) you want to book.Email: anne@yogaquota.comNOTE: After your first class, we prefer that you continue to email Anne to book classes.  You can also attend without booking but please first go online to and check the Book Now page to check the class is running (cancelled sessions are rare and will be in red with a line through it).

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