Living in an Autistic Family (for professionals)

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A virtual learning workshop for professionals working with or supporting children and young people in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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Living in an Autistic Family (for professionals)

This course is part of the Autism Professionals Programme funded by NHS Health Education England (HEE) covering Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Please note this course is not suitable for parents, carers or families.


This course is free to people working in the field of autism and autism and learning difficulties in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Please note this course is not suitable for parents, carers or families. Please do not book a place on this course if you are not a professional working with children and young people in Kent, Surrey or Sussex. You will asked to provide the name of the organisation you work for during the registration process.

About the course

This workshop is delivered by Aspie Trainers, a project which supports autistic adults to design and deliver engaging, high quality autism training which mixes thorough and up-to-date research and theory with the practical lived experiences of the trainers themselves

This session explores life in a family where more than one member, and more than one generation, has an autism diagnosis. The issues which this can cause, the benefits which it may have on autistic young people and the support which families in this circumstance may require.

In this session participants will:

  • Hear first-hand experience of life in a family with more than one autistic member
  • Explore some of the benefits which this can have for autistic young people
  • Explore some of the particular difficulties that this may result in
  • Examine ways to support young autistic people and their families

How to book and access the course (please read carefully)

This live workshop is being delivered by Zoom and will not be recorded.

A link to the Zoom meeting can be found on the Online Event Page. This can be accessed via your confirmation email and any reminder emails you receive. Please ensure you enter your email address carefully as any mistakes or typing errors will mean you will not receive important information about the course, including the link to join the meeting. West Sussex Mind cannot accept any responsibility if the course cannot be attended because an incorrect email address is provided. Please provide an email address that you have access to regularly.

You will need a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with a built-in video camera and microphone to access the course.

We recommend you use a PC or laptop as you can see the trainer, presentation slides and other participants more clearly on a larger screen.

Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.


Funding for this course is provided by Health Education England (HEE) covering Kent, Surrey and Sussex. It is a requirement that we provide feedback from this event to HEE and therefore you will be asked, either during the session or via a follow-up email, to complete a short feedback form. Please kindly note completion of the feedback form is compulsory if you wish to attend this free event and you will be asked to confirm during the registration process that you will complete the feedback form when requested.


If you have any questions about this course, your eligibility or have booked a ticket and can no longer attend this course, please contact the West Sussex Mind training team by email at or by calling 07943 999792.

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