Training and Workshops

I currently offer the workshops and training listed here as well as being able to deliver bespoke versions for your setting and needs. Get in touch at playradical@outlook.com to enquire about potential workshops, rates and availability.

I also offer free training to Black and/or POC led organisations. Please feel get in touch if this is something your interested in. And, if your reading this and wondering why read more here.

“Max is an excellent trainer, it was such a safe space to learn more about Autism and actually, this was my first Autism training event ever, so Max has set a very high bar.”

– Participant in ‘understanding autism’ training

Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

This is a workshop aimed at anyone working with children and young people. It is designed to run over 2 and a half hours. It is a mix of discussion, presentation and activity. The session explores what inclusion means and its relationship to accessibility, design and play. It introduces ideas and tools that you can use in your everyday practice to create more inclusive play spaces including exploration of a three part model to use in the process of facilitating play sessions and designing play spaces. The session emphasises an approach to inclusivity based on collaboration, reflexive practice and creativity. It’s about an Inclusion that isn’t a far-off ideology or something tokenistic, but something natural and joyful we can see on the playground every day.

Understanding Autism & Autistic Access:

Any training I deliver relating to Autism will be tailored specifically to your organisation and it’s needs. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to autism training. I work to balance general understanding of autism with specific practical knowledge to enable your organisation to create a space and culture that includes and enables autistic individuals at every level. This kind of training can also be paired with an audit of your venue or space to improve it’s accessiblity to autistic individuals.

Play Escapes for Adults:

This is a workshop designed to get adults thinking about play. What it means to them and how bringing play into our daily lives can help us meet our emotional and sensory needs.

This is an ongoing project and i’m on the lookout for different groups and spaces to facilitate the workshop within. Check out my blog post “Play escapes in the Peaks” for an account of my first workshop! (https://playradical.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/play-escapes-in-the-peaks/)

“Thank you everyone for this afternoon. I was so inspired by the training and feel like I learn a huge amount. Informative, clear, non-judgey, cutting edge, inclusive. All positives. I think everyone should do it.”

Participant in ‘Understanding Autism’ training
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