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Covid 19

- Current situation for Autism Derby -

 - June 2021 update -

New ways of working - Information for all families, school and EY setting staff

During these unprecedented times we are all beginning to live our lives differently.

I am beginning to work in schools and early years settings and will be complying with the up to date guidelines, both national and an individual schools requirements re Covid-19 and PPE including lateral flow testing twice weekly in line with schools.  This ensures that I am out visiting with the knowledge that I am negative for Covid-19. 

I am beginning to tentively carry out direct 1-1 structured work within a family homes.  This is based on an individual agreement with the family. 

I am continuing to share information on my social media pages and, as I find information, I am posting on line. 

Here are ways to contact me or look at the social media pages.

Facebook page -

Twitter page -

Instagram page -

Resource support –

I am able to make visual timetables, choice boards, write social stories, 

print, laminate and set up resources for those of you who haven’t got access to the materials or tools needed.   The cost for this service will be on an individual basis.

I am available between 8.30am to 6pm, however remember I may be out and about on visits so please leave a message.

Please note Autism Derby is not an Emergency Service and will not be able to help in a crisis at this current time. 

I will continue to review this new way of working as we start to venture out into new ways of working.

Keep safe

Julie Fearn

Independent Autism Advisor

Autism Derby

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Autism Derby
by Julie Fearn

Autism Derby is a midlands based company that offers packages of support based around a child, young person or adult's individual needs. Services are available for individuals with a diagnosis of Autism or social communication difficulties.
Support can be in the home, early years setting, school or community based, for example church or scout group.


Services available

Autism Derby offers a range of bespoke packages based on the needs of the individual. We have always used an eclectic approach tailoring strategies to the needs of an individual. 
if you don't see what you are looking for please ask... We have over 30 years experience, and not enough room to write everything here!

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Parents, Carers, Siblings and Families

Autism Derby offers a range of support structures for families including, one off advice visits, regular structured teaching sessions, sibling support, support around education, expert reports to support the EHCP assessment process, support to access meetings and support to implement strategies, for example PECS, social stories, visual systems for the home.

Prices for home support is £40 per hour. This will include hand written notes of a summary of the discussion or teaching session, any advice will be included.  

Written reports to include advice and a summary of several visits will be based on £40 per hour. Minimum 2 hours.  These will be priced on an individual basis

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Schools, Academies, Preschool Settings and Community Groups

Autism Derby offers a range of support packages  for Schools, Academies and Early Years Preschool Settings including Private Day Nurseries, playgroups and childminders. 

This can be from a one off visit to a planned package of support over the year. Support can be for individual children or to support a schools senior leadership team or Autism Champion to develop Autism pathways throughout the school. 

Schools and Academies

Prices start from £50 per hour for a one off visit. 

Pre-Schools and Community Groups 

£40 per hour



Autism Derby offer a range of bespoke training for schools and settings, parents and community groups. 

Training sessions cover a wide range of topics and can include, An Introduction to Autism, An Autism Friendly Environment, Sensory, Communication, Behaviour, Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations, Lego Therapy, Autism and Play, Visual systems and strategies. 

If what you are looking for isn't here, please ask...

                                                                  Prices - please ask for prices for training packages                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~  FOR PARENT COURSES FOR 2020 - see links at top or bottom of the site for training  ~


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Phone number: 07947840505


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