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BeyondAutism Early Years: Engage, communicate and play – with Sarah Larner

In this podcast we discuss the purpose of the BeyondAutism Early Years’ service with Sarah Larner, Behaviour Analyst. We cover the journey of the service and how the assessment process was developed to incorporate the key component of play skills.

This podcast is ACE accredited, providing one Learning credit. To apply for this CEU, click here. Or why not get 3 CEUs for the price of 2 here?

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