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.
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.
All information provided will be treated in confidence, and only used within Parenting Special Children.
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.