The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early


Proactive Parenting in Early Autism

Responding to the early signs of autism

Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th 2018

mother and infant

We are pleased to present two days on identifying and responding to the early signs of autism. Both days will be led by Dr Stella Acquarone.

Dr Stella Acquarone

Stella has worked for over thirty years in the NHS and now works privately with families. She has spoken about her work all over the world, in hospitals, conferences and professional institutions. She is the author of five books and several papers.

Stella is a registered member of the British Psychological Society (Neuropsychology), the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Saturday May 12th – A series of workshops for professionals and concerned parents

  • 10.45 Arrival and coffee 
  • 11.00 Welcome 
  • 11.10 Understanding autism 
  • 12.00 Identifying the early signs 
  • 1.30 Lunch 
  • 2.00 Encouraging development in the child 
  • 3.00 Break 
  • 3.15 The importance of family involvement 
  • 4.15 Next steps 
  • 5.00 Close

Sunday May 13th – Two open sessions for concerned parent or carers

These two open sessions will run from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. All concerned parents and carers are welcome, either with or without their child. You can come at any time during these sessions, but please let us know in advance which session you will attend.

Dr Acquarone will lead a team of experienced parent-infant psychotherapists who will be available for a private consultation about the child.

This is also an opportunity to meet other parents or carers who have similar concerns.

Cost: There is no charge for either day, although donations are welcome

CPD: Credits available

For more information* please call 020 7433 3112, or email

*If leaving a message for us, then please let us know the name of the workshop that you are booking for, and don't forget to leave your name, email address and contact telephone number.