Cygnet & Early Bird Training

Are you the parent or carer of a child who has recently been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Condition? What Next? this leaflet outlines the local offer available to families in the West Kent area.  

ASD_ASC Diagnostic Leaflet 23-24

Early Bird Plus training is currently not available in the Maidstone district, however parents wanting to attend this course can do so in one of the other districts. The above ASD/ASC Diagnostic leaflet will give you further information.

Early Bird Training – Maidstone

EarlyBird is a three month parent/carer programme combining group training sessions with individual home visits.

This training is suitable for pre-school children.

The training is available at The Heathside Centre, Coxheath, Maidstone  &  Five Acre Wood School, Boughton Lane, Maidstone.

To apply contact:

Five Acre Wood School

Vanessa Geylani – Training & Development Officer, Five Acre Wood, Boughton Lane, Maidstone, ME15 9QF, Tel: 01622 743925 Email:

Heathside Centre

Mireille Ford at Children’s Integrated Therapy Team, Heathside Centre, Coxheath, Maidstone. Tel: 01622 742326 Email:

Cygnet Training – Maidstone

Cygnet is a support programme for parents and/or carers of children and young people aged 5 – 18 years with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis.

To apply parents, need to complete the mailing list form and email to Tracey Bradley at Five Acre Wood School.

Cygnet Leaflet 7 Week Programme

Cygnet Mailing List Application Form