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  Us in a Bus offers two 1 day, practical workshops for individuals, groups and organisations – ‘An Introduction to Intensive Interaction’ and follow on workshop ‘Next Steps with Intensive Interaction’. Each workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and the people they support. 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 workshops are priced at £75 per person for organisations, with a discounted rate of £50 per person for subsequent people from the same workplace booking on the same workshop.  We are also able to offer a price of £25 for parents, family carers or students. The workshops are run by Janet Gurney, the Director of Training at Us in a Bus, 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. To see all of the workshops being held during 2018 go to the Training Dates page.

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops please download a Booking Form below and email it to us.  Alternatively, if you want to discuss your requirements please contact us using the contact button below.

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Making Intensive Interaction part of people’s daily lives often requires a shift in workplace culture and environment and consequently Us in a Bus is increasingly being asked to provide consultancy services. We can work alongside clients and staff to help make those shifts a reality. Us in a Bus provides a range of consultancy services to promote the particular needs of people with profound learning disabilities.

'We have trained over 10,000 people on how they can improve their engagement with those who have learning disabilities and complex needs'