Family-Focused Coaching Course 

Understanding Autism & Its Place Within Your Family

The Essential Education group is offering a  rare opportunity to enrich your family through a course of discovery, where together, you develop skills to deepen your understanding of Neurodiversity, discuss individual needs, and plan communication strategies to enhance your family’s dynamic.

We Understand your Journey

Having a child with additional needs has its unique challenges.

 Like many parenting journey’s there are times when there are more questions then answers and this is definitely true when you have a child with additional needs.

These unanswered questions  may be about your child’s behaviour, anxiety or communication needs, or just about how all members of your family are understanding your dynamic.

This can often lead to frustrations and uncertainty within the family unit.

But, it really doesn’t have to be that way. 

In fact, in many cases, once your questions are answered, it can be something that strengthens you all.

It’s why we’ve created a course that answers your questions and makes understanding autism not only an educational and eye-opening experience, but also a valuable family time, one that truly celebrates Neurodiversity and looks at the needs of all your family and that is including yours.     


Introducing The Family-Focused coaching Course

3 Reasons Why you should be on the Family-Focused course

[X] Traditionally, autism-focused parent courses tell you what skills you need to ‘fix’ in order to cope with your child’s condition. 

[/] Whatever stage of diagnosis you’re at, Family-Focused is a judgement-free space designed to softly help you make sense of where your family is at, understand everyone’s needs individually and come up with a communication plan that suits the entire family. 

[X] Many autism courses focus on what your child can’t or shouldn’t do.

 [/] our Family-Focused course explores the exciting nature of your child’s view of the world and how this can positively enhance all members of the family’s enjoyment. We’ll explore your entire family’s thoughts and feelings and the impact of the journey you are all on together. 

[X] Most commonly, parent courses are for just the parents.

[/] Family-Focused is for the entire family, which we believe is the most important to achieve that strong, family dynamic. 


So, What Will You Do During The Course? 

This course was originally 4 sessions but it became very clear that this was not enough for some families.  So we have developed a 4 month course which will include the following and More

–  We will explore your family dynamic and how you all feel as individuals 

– You’ll learn about autism and its role in your family

– You’ll then hear from each member of your family and yours and their perspective on the journey you’re on

– You’ll then be guided on approaches and strategies on how to achieve a great family dynamic taking everyone’s needs into consideration 

– Finally, you’ll be supported to develop a family communication plan 

– Not forgetting to having lots of fun while we work towards your vision for your family.


The course will include – 

4 one to one sessions which can include any family members you would like to invite along

Group sessions where you get to choose and. mix and match between behaviour, anxiety, sleep, toilet training  and  more to be revealed

Resource pack to support your journey 

And more to be revealed 


“Emma is amazing. This course has opened up conversations in our family that we didn’t expect we needed to discuss. It’s educated us on areas of autism we didn’t know about, and we’re delighted we have an action plan to work with. The best thing, however, was being able to bring our eldest with us and having that time to sit down as a family and talk about it”

Cara Wilcox


“For us, it’s been so beneficial to have time to reflect on our journey; where our little boy has come from and where we can help him go. It’s been a great help to have a plan for the family to move forward with, and I definitely recommend this course to any parent with an autistic child, no matter where he or she is on the spectrum”





And, Most Importantly, What Will You Leave With? 


Alongside a family action plan, you will leave with a refreshed outlook and renewed confidence in your journey and knowledge on how to go on. 


You will better see each member of your family and the journey they have been on and how you can all support each other.


This course will be 100% online due to the present times

Whatever stage you’re at, please be reassured that this course has been designed to give you and your family the right information, space and support to help you embrace autism and #uniquleytakeyourplace. 



A Little Bit About The Course Leader, Emma…

Hey guys,  

I have been a teacher of autism and other special needs for 20 years, and I also have a son with additional needs, so my work is driven from an intense passion to help others.

With a genuine motivation to assist families reach their full potential, my style is to both challenge our present perception of the journey we are all on while adding care and genuine knowing of the journey's faced by families with children with additional needs.  

It would be my pleasure to host you and your family at my next course.