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June 2018

Rising to the Challenge – 2018 Workshops – Shrewsbury

21st June at 9:30 am - 28th September at 9:30 pm
The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Sundorne
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 4NG United Kingdom
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Rising to the Challenge Workshops in Shrewsbury for family carers living in Shropshire “Best parent training and support programme” Social Care Award 2017   A series of six workshops for family carers who really want to understand their child’s autism. This course is funded by Shropshire Council and Shrophire’s Clinical Commissioning Group so places are only available for family carers living in the Shropshire Council area. About the course Families attending this course will gain a greater confidence in living with autism…

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September 2018

Understanding & managing eating issues on the Autism Spectrum – West Bromwich

24th September at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
YMCA West Bromwich, 38 Carter's Green
West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9LG United Kingdom
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Understanding & managing eating issues on the Autism Spectrum. A free course for parents/carers in Sandwell of a child with autism who is experiencing problems with food & diet. Course overview Feeding and eating problems are common in individuals with autism. Difficulties such as only eating a very few foods, going long periods of time without eating or over eating and Pica (eating non-foods) can be difficult to understand and manage with parents and carers often reporting feelings of anxiety, frustration and blame. Using knowledge from academic…

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Parents Support Group – Shrewsbury (Evening)

24th September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Two Henrys, Robert Jones Way, Battlefield
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3EQ United Kingdom
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Are you the parent or carer of a child on the autistic spectrum? An opportunity to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance. Date: Monday 24th September 2018 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Two Henrys, Robert Jones Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3EQ Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to book, just come along. For more information about this event please contact Gemma: E: gemmae@autismwestmidlands.org.uk T: 01743 250 962  …

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Parents Support Group – Longbridge (evening)

26th September at 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Sainsbury’s Cafe, Sainsbury’s, Longbridge Lane, Longbridge
Birmingham, West Midlands B31 2TW United Kingdom
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Parent & Carer Support Group. As we have been chosen as charity of the year by Sainsbury’s Longbridge, we have decided to put on this free evening support group for families within the area. These meetings are an opportunity for parents/carers of a child with autism to meet up, have a chat and share information. A family outreach worker will be present to offer advice and guidance. This group runs on Wednesdays: 26th September, 24th October, 28th November 2018 Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018…

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Dads Support Group – Edgbaston, Birmingham (Evening)

27th September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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Are you a father of a child with autism and would like some advice and support? At our evening dads group you can learn more about autism & meet other dads who have children with autism. Discuss ideas and strategies to help manage behaviour. *Dads need to register for the group. Once registered they can attend as and when they like. This support group runs on Thursdays: 25th January, 22rd February, 29th March, 26th April, 31st May, 28th June, 26th…

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Coffee Morning – Bridgnorth

28th September at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cartway United Reformed Methodist Church, Cartway
Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4BG United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. These sessions run on: Friday 28th September 2018 Friday 26th October 2018 Friday 30th November 2018   Date: Friday 28th September 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Cartway Methodist Church, Cartway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BG Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to book,…

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October 2018

Autism Advice Session – West Bromwich

2nd October at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greets Green Childrens’ Centre, Wattle Road
West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9EZ United Kingdom
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Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child? Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance. Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment. Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: Greets Green Childrens Centre, Wattle Road, West Bromwich, B70 9EZ Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Donna: T: 07881 109 525 E: donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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Coffee Morning – Wednesbury

3rd October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesbury Library, Walsall Street
Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 9EH United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? Meet up with other parents who have children with autism, an opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, hear from guest speakers and access books and resources. These sessions run on: Wednesdays: 3rd October 2018 14th November 2018 12th December 2018 Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Wednesbury Library, Walsall Street, Wednesbury, WS10 9EH…

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Parents Support Group – Northfield

5th October at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield
Birmingham, West Midlands B31 2NQ United Kingdom
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Are you the parent or carer of a child on the autistic spectrum? Our Parent Support Groups are an opportunity for parents/carers of a child with autism to meet up, have a chat and share information. A family outreach worker will be present to offer advice and guidance. Date: Friday 5th October 2018 Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NQ Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to book, just come along. If you would like more information about…

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Parents Support Group – Sutton Coldfield

8th October at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Our Place Community Hub, Multifunction Room, 1 & 2 South Cottages, Farthing Lane
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1RN United Kingdom
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Parent & Carer Support Group. An opportunity for parents/carers of a child with autism to meet up, have a chat and share information. A family outreach worker will usually be present to offer advice and guidance. The coffee bar will be open for parents to buy hot drinks or refreshments. This group runs on Mondays: 17th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December 2018   Date: Monday 8th October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Place Community Hub, Multifunction Room, 1 & 2 South Cottages,…

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Coffee Morning – Shifnal

8th October at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Victoria Road
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8AF United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet up with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance. These sessions run on: Monday 10th September 2018 Monday 8th October 2018 Monday 12th November 2018 Monday 10th December 2018   Date: Monday 8th October 2018 Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Location: Trinity Methodist Church. Victoria Road, Shifnal, TF11 8AF Cost: Free…

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Autism Advice Session – Shifnal

8th October at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Victoria Road
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8AF United Kingdom
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Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child? Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance. Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment. These sessions run on: Monday 10th September 2018 Monday 8th October 2018 Monday 12th November 2018 Monday 10th December 2018   Date: Monday 8th October 2018 Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Location: Trinity Methodist Church. Victoria Road, Shifnal, TF11 8AF…

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Coffee Morning – Market Drayton

9th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Café, Festival Centre, Frogmore Road
Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AX United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. These sessions run on: Tuesday 11th September 2018 Tuesday 9th October 2018 Tuesday 13th November 2018 Tuesday 11th December 2018 Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: The Café, Festival Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3AX…

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Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations Workshop – Tipton

10th October at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Burnt Tree Childrens’ Centre, Tividale Street
Tipton, West Midlands DY4 7SD United Kingdom
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Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations Workshop Building supportive bridges between you and your child The workshop will cover: What Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations are How they can be used and how to write them Practical opportunity to have a go at writing a social story Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018 Time: 10.00am -12.30pm Location: Burnt Tree Childrens Centre, 20 – 25 Tividale Street, Tipton, DY4 7SD Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event or for more information please contact Donna: T: 07881…

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Coffee Afternoon – Hollywood, Birmingham

11th October at 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Hollywood Primary School, Pickenham Road, Hollywood
Birmingham, Shropshire B14 4TG United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Date: Thursday 11th October 2018 Time: 1:45pm - 3:00pm Location: Hollywood Primary School, Pickenham Road, Hollywood, Birmingham, B14 4TG Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up. For more information about this event please contact Sue: E: suemorris@autismwestmidlands.org.uk…

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Rising to the Challenge – 2018 Workshops – Solihull

12th October at 11:00 am - 23rd November at 1:00 pm
Renewal Family Centre, Vulcan Road (Off Lode Lane)
Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JR United Kingdom
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Rising to the Challenge 2018 Workshops in Solihull for family carers. “Best parent training and support programme” Social Care Award 2017 This course is part of the Solar Emotional Health and Well Being Service so places are only available to family carers living in Solihull. About the Course Families attending this course will gain greater confidence in living with autism and feel better equipped to manage the difficulties they are experiencing. All participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and take away ideas,…

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Coffee Morning – Kings Heath, Birmingham

17th October at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Allens Croft Childrens’ Centre, Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath
Birmingham, West Midlands B14 6RP United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. These sessions run on: Wednesday 19th September 2018 Wednesday 17th October 2018 Wednesday 14th November 2018 Wednesday 12th December 2018     Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Location: Allens Croft Children’s Centre, Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6RP Cost: Free…

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Coffee Morning – Oswestry

18th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane
Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2LG United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet other parents who have a child with autism, to share tips and stories, and access resources in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. These sessions run on: Thursday 20th September 2018 Thursday 18th October 2018 Thursday 15th November 2018 Thursday 13th December 2018 Date: Thursday 18th October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2LQ…

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Coffee Morning – Shrewsbury

19th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room at Tesco Extra, Cattle Market, Battlefield Road
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 4HA United Kingdom
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Would you like to seek advice from other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal setting? An opportunity to meet up with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance. These sessions run on: Friday 14th September 2018 Friday 19th October 2018 Friday 16th November 2018 Friday 21st December 2018   Date: Friday 19th October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Community Room at Tesco Extra, Cattle Market, Battlefield Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4HA (inside the Tesco store) Cost: Free Booking…

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Autism Advice Session – Smethwick

22nd October at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cape Hill and Bearwood Childrens’ Centre, Corbett Street, Smethwick
Birmingham, West Midlands B66 3PX United Kingdom
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Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child? Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book a 45 minute appointment in advance. Please do not bring your child with autism to this appointment. Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Cape Hill Children's Centre, Corbett Street, Smethwick, B66 3PX Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Donna: T: 07881 109 525 E: donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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