After running successful pilot sessions this year, Autism Berkshire will be providing more NAS Family Seminar courses for parents and carers living in the Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell areas in 2017.
The seminars, which are free of charge, use course materials developed by specialists from the National Autistic Society.
After feedback from previous course participants about the time commitment required to attend two-day versions of the seminars that we ran in Slough and Bracknell, those taking place in Windsor will run on a single day.
They will be held at Windsor Youth & Community Centre, in Alma Road, from 9.30am to 2.30pm, and are as follows:
Wednesday, January 25: Understanding Autism, suitable for parents and carers of children aged up to 11.
Monday, February 27: Meeting 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.
Monday, March 27: 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.
The seminars, which are funded by the St James’s Place Foundation, are open to parents and carers who are residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and the Borough of Bracknell Forest, who have a child aged 5+ with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or who is on the waiting list for a CAMHS ASD Pathway assessment.