The SCIP Outreach team and Wendy Davenport (Speech and Language Therapist) run the National Autistic Society EarlyBird Programme at The Hollies School. This is an eight week programme for parents of pre school and Nursery aged children with a diagnosis of ASD. The team have all been trained at the National Autistic Society EarlyBird Centre in South Yorkshire. Three programmes are run each year, one per term. Up to six families attend each programme, which aims to empower parents / carers, support families in the period between diagnosis and school and to help establish good practice in the very important early years of development.