Online Learning from NAC

Online learning, training and events from NAC

Live Courses & Events

Supporting Children and Adults with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Trauma

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 10am – 12pm BST/UK Time

Do you support someone who has been through distressing or stressful events or experienced fear, loss and uncertainty in their lives. If so, this course may help.  We will cover why people with severe and profound intellectual or learning disabilities and PMLD are at high risk of trauma, how trauma can effect their wellbeing, learning and development and provide approaches for care and support at home, in education and care settings.

£28 standard admission

£6 for family

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Wednesday 1st December 2021

4 – 6pm BST/UK Time

How to support and care for the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and adults with severe and profound learning / intellectual disabilities.

£28 standard admission

£6 for family

Zoom chats on Fridays 10-11.30

Join any time

Drop in as often as you like, for as long as you like between 10-11.30 on the last Friday of the month for conversations, support and information about emotional wellbeing. Series of 9 online sessions.

£6 for access to all nine events

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.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Our on demand courses enable you to access content at any time

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.

“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 Chat, 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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