Free course aims to develop children’s social interaction skills

Free places are available for autistic and ADHD children who attend mainstream schools in Years 4 to 8 (ages 8 to 13) to take part in the next Social Interaction Group course from the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service.

The course will take place at Tilehurst Community Centre, in The Triangle, following the February school half-term holiday.

The aim is to develop the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children and young people through meeting their peers and exploring the social world in a friendly and supportive setting, in a small group.

It looks at topics including knowing ourselves, developing and maintaining friendships, self-esteem, independence and self-advocacy.

The six sessions of the course will run after school on Mondays from February 19 to March 25, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Due to NHS funding rules, in order to take part in this course children must have an autism and/or ADHD diagnosis, or be waiting for Berkshire CAMHS assessments, and be registered as a patient with a GP surgery that is in the Berkshire West NHS area – which covers the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas.

Click here for more details of this social interaction group course, which will be led by specialist staff from our partners Parenting Special Children, and how to register a child for a free place.