A series of three pre- and post-diagnosis workshops for parent/carers of children and young people who may have autism, or who have recently been diagnosed as autistic.
These free, two-hour workshops are open to all parents/carers who live in the West Berkshire, Reading or Wokingham council areas who:
Have a child who is on the waiting list to be assessed for autism OR
Have a child who has just been diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum Condition AND
Have NOT previously attended a Time Out from Autism course with Parenting Special Children (PSC)
Parents/carers must attend the Introduction to Autism workshop first, and it is recommended that parents attend all three workshops in the series.
Each workshop will be led and delivered by Ruth Moyse (@mum2aspergirl), along with another experienced Parenting Practitioner from Parenting Special Children. Ruth is a Parenting Practitioner with PSC, teacher and researcher into the experiences of autistic girls. Ruth’s interest lies with the impact of hidden challenges on the lives of autistic children, and how they can be supported. Her work has been published in the EJSNE.
Introduction to Autism
Thursday 15th September - 10am-12pm, and repeated 7pm-9pm
What is autism?
Challenges & concerns
Strengths and opportunities
Signposting to support
Anxiety and Autism
Thursday 13th October - 10am-12pm, and repeated 7pm-9pm
What is anxiety?
Why it makes sense to be anxious if you’re autistic
Top strategies to support you and your child
Behaviour and Autism
Thursday 10th November - 10am-12pm, and repeated 7pm-9pm
Challenging behaviour: distressing or in distress?
Becoming a detective
There is always a reason
Top strategies to help you and your child
These workshops are funded by the Berkshire West NHS Partnership Development Fund. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
All information provided will be treated in confidence, and only used within Parenting Special Children.
Each workshop is being held at The Arcade Building, 11 Glebe Road, Reading. RG2 7AG.
Each workshop is free of charge, although places for each workshop are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
To book your place, please register online here.