Us in a Bus offers a 1 day ‘Introduction to Intensive Interaction’ workshop, a practical workshop for individuals, groups and organisations.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this workshop is currently being delivered by Zoom.

Also available, upon request, is a follow-on 1 day workshop ‘Next Steps with Intensive Interaction’, which reflects on your practice, exploring how to extend the connections you’ve built with people who have profound learning disabilities.

We know that establishing some common ground with people who are often isolated can help them have more of an impact on the world. One of the approaches that can help this to happen is Intensive Interaction, a simple and empathetic way of encouraging people to communicate in ways that are familiar and natural to them.

Our ‘Introduction to Intensive Interaction’ workshop is priced at £50 per person, and we are also able to offer a price of £25 for parents, family carers or students.    

The workshops are run by Janet Gurney and are suitable for anyone who wants to communicate and relate more closely with people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs, including Day Service and Support Staff, Home Leaders and Service Managers, Advocates, Families, Occupational Therapists, Teaching Staff and Speech and Language Therapists etc. Janet has 30 years of experience in supporting people in this way. Her workshops have been developed and delivered in response to requests for Us in a Bus to share some of their approaches to building and developing relationships with people who can often seem ‘difficult to reach’, including people with autism.

Click here to see the Workshops to be held in 2021.

If you would like to book a place on one of our ‘Introduction to Intensive Interaction’ workshops please download a Booking Form below and email it to us.  Alternatively, if you want to discuss your requirements please contact our Practice Manager, Anne Laney, by email –

Click here to download a Booking Form