FAQ about classes

  1. Does my child need a diagnosis to take enrol for class?  No. We are open to all children who would benefit from our online social spaces.
  2. How long is the program? Children sign up for an initial 12 weeks. Some children and teens find they learn enough in that time while others return for a consecutive term or they may return at a later date. The wonderful thing about our course is that it’s flexible. It’s not a fixed or prescribed course that’s the same each time. We tried that and our teachers found that it actually benefitted the classes more when we made our program more flexible. This means that our teachers can tailor the content of the course to suit the needs of each new group. It also means that if a child returns for more than one term that the course will not be repetitive for them.
  3. When are the terms? Our terms run from Sept to Dec, Jan to March, March to June and June to September.
  4. How long is the term?  It’s 12 weeks.
  5. Do you use any ABA or behavioural approaches? Absolutely not! We are 100% opposed to anything that is damaging to Autistic children, teens or adults!
  6. How do we access the classes? Once you sign up we’ll be in touch with you and we’ll send on the zoom link for your child to join each session. It will be the same link each week.
  7. Doesn’t social skills training encourage masking? Yes it does and that’s why our course is not social skills training or imposing non-autistic goals on Autistic pupils. We support Autistic young people to be themselves, learn about their own way of communicating and to interpret non-autistic people. We also provide parents with resources so that you can work on changing the social environment at home, school and with friends and family.
  8. What language are the classes in? For now they’re all in English but we’re working on adding more languages in 2022
  9. Can my child attend from (insert country here!)? Yes! As long as there’s a time to suit you then your child is welcome.
  10. Are the classes for high functioning kids? Functioning labels are not used in the Autistic community and we don’t use them at Konfident Kidz because we are Autistic run. We realise that functioning labels are useless, misleading, degrading and inaccurate and we see the value in everyone.