Autism - Building confidence and reducing social isolation

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Are you a parent/carer/family member of an autistic child/young person? Are you living in Scotland? Webinars funded by Foundation Scotland

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These 3 webinars are available free to parents/carers/family members in Scotland. They can be attended singularly, or as a series of up to 3 webinars which all have relevance and build a complete package. Each requires separate booking.

Navigating our way through the COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying experience for all as we are faced with the ongoing changes that this brings. Whilst change is an inevitable part of life which can be challenging at times, it can also give us opportunities for personal growth and development.

Some autistic children and young people may find change and transition difficult to manage leading to periods of anxiety and distress. This trio of webinars explores reasons why change can be difficult and introduces strategies to help make changing situations more manageable for autistic children, young people and their families. The webinars and the associated resources and examples will also allow individuals with autism and their families to better cope with the many changes associated with COVID-19, and explore communication, social, and adaptive skills that may reduce some of the trials as we transition out of the current situation.

Webinar 3. Building confidence and reducing social isolation

This seminar will discuss:

• Key factors that affect motivation and self esteem in autistic children and young people

• Spending time with other people - why this might be difficult and how to help

• Strategies to build independence skills

• Key strategies to support in managing expectations

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These sessions are funded by Foundation Scotland Response Fund

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity established to strengthen local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland.Foundation Scotland was established to help people and organisations give to good causes effectively and inexpensively. Since 1996, the Foundation has been delivering innovative funding programmes, distributing over £70 million to charities and community groups. Our knowledge of the sector allows us to find lesser known charities ensuring our awards create lasting change.Foundation Scotland is part of a national movement of community foundations that undertake strategic grant making, facilitate philanthropy and contribute to achieving lasting impact in communities across Scotland.

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

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Tanya Tennant Autism Training and Consultancy was founded in April 2016. They are specialists in the Autistic Spectrum Disorders and associated conditions. They provide training and consultancy for individuals living with and supporting people with Autism. Tanya has over 21 years of experience working in the field of Autism in both residential and educational settings and more recently specialising in supporting parents, carers and professionals working in the field of autism. Tanya also brings her personal experience of the last 23 years of living with and supporting autistic people through supporting her 23yr old son who was diagnosed at age two. Tanya also has a diagnosis of Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder which she received in December 2013.

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