Autism Berkshire is about to start offering new Family Seminar courses to provide information, advice and support to families of children and young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), including Asperger syndrome.
The seminars, which are free of charge, have been developed by specialists from the National Autistic Society. We will be offering three courses:
- Understanding Autism, suitable for parents and carers of children aged up to 11
- Managing Anger, looking at distressed behaviour and meltdowns in children with ASC, how to cope and how to help children to understand and communicate feelings
- Sensory Needs, looking at sensory systems and how they work, how people with ASC may process sensory information differently, how children with ASC may have different sensory experiences, and strategies to help with sensory needs.
The first of these courses will be available in Slough as part of a special package of support for parents and carers living in the Borough of Slough, with the Understanding Autism course being delivered in two parts on Friday, June 10, and Friday, June 17, and the Sensory Needs course on Friday, July 8.
The support package in Slough also includes a pre-assessment workshop on Friday, July 1, for parents whose children are on the waiting list for an ASD Pathway assessment and an informal support group meeting on Friday, July 15.
The seminars and support group will take place from 10am to noon and the pre-assessment workshop runs from 7pm to 9.30pm. The venue for all the events is the Copthorne Hotel Slough, in Cippenham Lane.
We will be offering the Family Seminar courses in Bracknell soon. They will also be available shortly in Reading, but these will be delivered by staff from Reading Borough Council.
For more information about the seminars and the Slough support package and to register for places, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Slough support package is supported by the Slough NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.