Autism Parent Support Programme

Hearing that your child may be ‘on the spectrum’ is likely to raise a number of questions such as:

Why did this happen to my child?

What is going on in my child’s head?

Why do they react in a certain way?

How should I deal with my child’s behaviour?

You may come across new terms and abbreviations such ASD, ASS, ABA, PRT, PECS, or have to accept that ‘ASD’ is now a part of your child’s life and of your life, before you even understand what it means.

We recognise what your family is going through and understand that this can be a terribly confusing time. We also know that, after the initial shock, you will want to provide the best possible support for your child and that you are ready to fight for your child.

I was pleased with the competence and the passion of the team delivering the programme
2017 participant

Our Autism Parent Support Programme can offer you the support you need.

The programme has 7 sessions in English and we will cover a number of topics that you may be facing with your child. Additionally, you will be able to explore what it means to be a parent with a child on the spectrum, how it affects you and your family and how it affects other families. You will find support from the other families going through similar experiences and have the opportunity to offer support to them too.

The course has been jointly designed and presented by Jet Sichterman of Embracing Horizons, Helen Claus of Inclusion4All and Ekaterina Evdokimova of PsyCompass.


The next programme’s dates are on Wednesdays from 19.30 – 21:30.

12-05-2021 An introduction to the theories of autism. What is autism and what causes it?
What does this mean for the development of my child? What therapies are available in The Netherlands?
19-05-2021 How can I be a ‘good’ parent to my child? Can you suggest ways to support my child’s development and learning at home?
26-05-2021 Is there (financial) support available to children and parents in the Dutch and expat community?
What is a PGB? How do I get in touch with the social work system?
02-06-2021 How do I choose the ‘right’ school for my child? International school or Dutch school?
What resources do schools have? And if it goes wrong at school, what can I do?
09-06-2021 What toys and tools should I invest in? Should I encourage specific interests?
What about hypersensitivity to food, clothes, smells, environments?
16-06-2021 What do I tell others about my child? Parenting a child with autism can be tough – how do I look after myself?
23-06-2021 Why do some children with autism have behavioural challenges? How can I manage these? What about in public?
Optional: 30-06-2021 Social evening ‘borrel’ with drinks and nibbles.
Opportunity to discuss questions informally.


The next programme’s dates are on Wednesdays from 19.30 – 21:30.


The evenings will take place at is held at Inclusion4All’s expertise centre: Vuursteen 8, 2496RZ, Den Haag


The course per evening is €75,- per family (both/two parents of the same child with (suspected autism) may attend for the price of one entry fee.

Parents who book all 7 sessions before the first one starts, pay for 6 sessions: €450
The social evening costs €12.50 for one person or €20 for two persons booked together.

You may be able to use part of your PGB allowance to cover some of the costs. Please check with your family coach whether this is possible in your personal situation.

This programme “helps to put things in perspective for parents,  who are too overwhelmed with all the information around”

2017 participant


If you are ready to register, do so at Inclusion4All’s website here.

Still got questions?
Send an email to Jet Sichterman who will be able to help you decide whether the Autism Parent Support Programme is right for you.