Online Learning from NAC

“The feedback from your training session has been hugely positive, perfectly pitched, impactful, and with a great balance of theory and practice, thank you so much.” 

Grace Mahar, Department Lead, Fox Hollies School, Birmingham

Live Courses & Events

Anxiety: Supporting Children and Adults with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities

Live online – Tuesday 20th June 2023, 4pm-5pm UK time

Learn about how anxiety may present in people who are unable to tell us how they feel with words and what we can do to offer support. Suitable for anyone involved in the care, support or education of children or adults with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autism, dementia or brain injury.

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Mindfulness through the breath and body for people with profound disabilities

Starting January 2023

In this 5 month course you will learn practices to facilitate mindfulness experiences for yourself and people with profound disabilities. The course is a combination of live Zoom tutored sessions which are recorded so that you can watch them in your own time and putting what is being learnt into practice in-between sessions.


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Watch in one sitting, or break into bite size pieces – you choose what works best for you. Pause the video for a cup of tea or a change of scenery, rewind and rewatch as you like.

Specialist Training from NAC 

All our training is designed specifically to meet the needs of children and adults who use other means that words to communicate, have severe or profound intellectual disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), brain injury or dementia. Contact [email protected] for an informal chat to arrange in person or online bespoke courses and consultancy.

“Thank you so much for today’s wonderful, enlightening and heartening session.  It can’t be overstated how reassuring it is to find expertise as a family member. I’m so delighted to have found NAC!”

Kate Chate, Family Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are courses and events suitable for?

Anyone who is involved in the care, support, therapy or education of children or adults with severe or profound intellectual disabilities or others who have a cognitive impairment and use other means than speech to communicate.

Are discounts available?

We try to keep our costs as low as possible but if you have any difficulties paying our fees, please get in touch and we will do what we can to help.

What does NAC stand for?

Non-Verbal Affective Care. The name ‘Non-Verbal Affective Care’ (NAC) was chosen after much deliberation because we wanted something that was catchy and also descriptive of what we do. The word ‘affective’ means connected with the emotions and we chose the term ‘non-verbal’ because the activities and strategies we provide guidance on do not rely on verbal language. The use of non-verbal is not intended as a label for the people the guidance is designed for.

What is NAC?

NAC is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) which exists to promote the emotional wellbeing of people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. NAC operates as a not-for-profit organisation.

Who is behind NAC?

NAC is led by Dr Julie Calveley, PhD, a registered learning disabilities nurse, and supported by a committee of directors and team of professional advisors. Find out more about NAC’s directors here and about NAC’s professional advisors and collaborators here.

Do you deliver training and workshops in services?

We do. We can deliver training and workshops face to face and online. Our courses can be interactive and we tailor them to meet your specific needs. To arrange a no obligation call, please get in touch

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