The Ability Bridge

Online Recorded Courses

  • Monthly subscription available
  • Or buy courses individually
  • Over 25 courses to choose from
  • Downloadable resources
  • CPD Accredited

Online Team Training and Open Courses

(see course list below)

Latest Open Courses

Zoom workshops for staff/teams

TA mentoring programme – 3 weeks with Sarah and Kirsten

In Person INSET/Cluster Conferences

Staff meetings/INSET sessions

Charities and care settings

Open courses

Have us Speak at Your Conference

Course Options

Autism and Anxiety

This course covers the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing.

Autism and ADHD

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This course covers how Autism and ADHD present and interact in individual children.

Autism in the Early Years

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This course is ideal for Nursery and Reception teaching staff and parents.

Behaviour Support for Autistic Pupils

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This course looks at how we perceive challenging behaviour in autistic pupils and how we can support them.

How to Write Social Stories

This course teaches you how to write a social story using the specific structure advocated by Carol Gray.   It includes writing a story, guided by Lynn.

Lego Based Therapy

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Our Lego-based therapy course is practical, full of resources and works with children as part of the training.

Autism and Learning

This introduction to Autism takes a minimum of 3 hours which can be done as one session or two twilights.  It is adapted for the appropriate age of people you work with and includes practical activities.

Making Playtimes Better

This course looks at different ways of structuring and supporting playtimes for autistic pupils.

Pathological Demand Avoidance

In this course we explore the research and clinical identification of PDA and extreme anxiety, and look at the strategies that can be used in the classroom.

RSE for Autistic Pupils

This course will help you develop your own bespoke programmes for autistic young people about puberty and growing up.

Secondary Staff and Departmental Meetings

We can deliver whole school training and subject specific advice for department meetings. Get in touch for more details.

Sensory Story Telling

Lynn McCann

You will learn how to write your own sensory stories and how to choose sensory experiences. Be prepared for getting involved and getting engaged in sensory experiences on this course!

Social Detectives

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Learn how to set up shared interest based activities and teach autistic pupils how to be a social detective to develop confidence in their social  interactions.

Supporting SEND Children

A general introduction to SEND for the class teacher, covering the SEND Code of practice,  the Graduated Approach and EHCPs.

Supporting Transition for Autistic Pupils

This course can also be run looking at transition at the end of secondary school towards college, university, apprenticeships or other steps towards adulthood.

Autism and Writing

There are many brilliant writers who are autistic, but also some children who struggle, refuse or avoid writing. This course looks at how we can support autistic children in their writing.

Understanding Autistic Girls

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This course looks at the identification, characteristics and support needs of autistic girls from the early years through to becoming young adults.


Pricing for schools is below and prices may vary if you are outside of Lancashire.

Please enquire if you are a multi-school clusters or academies or a business.

Discounts are available for charities and parent groups.

OnlineIn Person
2 Hours£380+vat£450+vat
3 Hours£540+vat£570-£770+vat
Full Day£1,000+ vat£1,400-£1,800+ vat

depending on numbers