Bibliography: Evans, S. & Crumpton, J. (2017). Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum Parent Programme: Pilot Study, Powys, 2015-2017. Powys Teaching Health Board.
The Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum and Language Delays programme was developed by Professor Carolyn Webster-Stratton in 2014 as an additional and targeted programme in the Incredible Years® Suite of programmes for parents, teachers and children. This programme has been piloted in Powys since autumn 2015. There was already a strong Incredible Years® strategy in Powys with a range of IY parent groups delivered annually through Action for Children, commissioned providers of parenting, and a range of partner agencies. In addition the majority of primary schools in Powys have staff trained in the IY Teacher Classroom Management and Classroom Dinosaur Programmes and many Early Year setting staff have received IY training.
The Strategic Parenting Forum in Powys identified specific parenting programmes for parents of children with autism as a gap in provision and strongly supported the piloting of the IY Autism programme.
This brief report presents an analysis of outcomes from the IY Autism groups that were completed between September 2015 and June 2017.