Parents of Young People with Autism

You may already be familiar with the organisation called Specialisterne as a number of our pupils took part in their pilot programme. Specialisterne would be delighted to support autistic young people, teachers and classroom assistants, and parents of autistic pupils during the period of lockdown and beyond. Please see details of the Connect4 programme below. Best wishes, Mrs Bamford (SENCo)

 Connect4 connects autistic young people to each other through in-school, inter-school and online opportunities to meet-up, develop friendships, learn together and have fun. At this time, it is important, and perhaps it is even more important for autistic young people to connect with others and stay connected


Connect4 workshops are available for

  • Autistic young people in secondary or grammar schools in N Ireland, or who are out of school
  • Teachers and classroom assistants at secondary or grammar schools in N Ireland
  • Parents of autistic young people who are in secondary or grammar schools in N Ireland, or who are out of school


At Specialisterne we are preparing various resources and different ways to connect with each other. We have planned a series of interactive workshops which will be available weekly. The Connect4 programme offers autistic young people 3 ways to connect with others and to stay connected. All 3 opportunities are currently available weekly online. Young people accessing the workshops via a link on Zoom, using a laptop or using the Zoom app. All workshops are limited in numbers and require registration. To register your interest, please use the Expression of Interest form (link below) or email Sharon Didrichsen at