Pre- and Post-Assessment Workshops - Autism - West Berkshire
Pre- and Post-Assessment Workshops - Autism - West Berkshire

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Pre- and Post-Assessment Workshops - Autism - West Berkshire

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North Thatcham Children's Centre

Park Lane


RG18 3PG

United Kingdom

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A series of three pre- and just post-assessment workshops for parent/carers of children and young people who may have autism, or who have just 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)

Please note that these workshops are designed specifically for parents/carers with little to no understanding of autism, and as such are not appropriate for those parents/carers who have previously attended courses on autism.

Parents/carers should 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 two experienced Parenting Practitioners from Parenting Special Children.

Workshop Content

1. Introduction to Autism

Thursday 13th October - 10am-12pm

  • What is autism?

  • Challenges & concerns

  • Strengths and opportunities

  • Signposting to support

2. Anxiety and Autism

Thursday 17th November - 10am-12pm

  • What is anxiety?

  • Why it makes sense to be anxious if you’re autistic

  • Top strategies to support you and your child

3. Behaviour and Autism

Monday 19th September - 10am-12pm (last session in the Summer 2016 series)

Thursday 15th December - 10am-12pm

  • 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.

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Booking Details

Each workshop is being held at North Thatcham Children's Centre, Park Lane, Thatcham. RG18 3PG.

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. Please remember to cancel your booking if you are no longer able to attend, as these workshops are very popular and another parent/carer may be able to take your place.

To book your place, please register online here.

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United Kingdom

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