Parent education programmes are interventions which are designed to tell parents about autism, related issues (such as sleep problems) and the interventions and services that may be available to them.
They are different to parent training programmes which are are usually designed to teach parents how to deliver interventions to their own children (child-focused programmes) or how to cope with the difficulties of having a child on the autism spectrum (parent-focused programmes).
In practice, some parent education programmes may include elements of training and some parent training programmes may include element of education.
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