Groups for young people
Autism West Midlands provides groups and activities where children and young people (8 years and over) can attend without their parents/carers.
Through these opportunities parents can get a break from their caring responsibilities and children and young people have the opportunity to have some fun and develop independence skills. To see what groups and activities we have running currently visit our events calendar.
We are unable to offer groups in all areas of the West Midlands due to funding constraints
Short Breaks funded opportunities
In Worcestershire and Shropshire we run activities on behalf on the Local Authority Short Break programme. In Kidderminster we run a kids club (8-11 years) and a youth club (12-18 years), in Shrewsbury a summer holiday activity programme for teenagers (13-18) in Shrewsbury. To attend these activities young people must have a autism spectrum diagnosis and be registered with the local authority short breaks service. Contact us for more information.
A diagnosis of autism in the family can have a huge impact on the child’s siblings. We run workshops and groups across for siblings of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder where siblings get a chance to meet other siblings, learn more about autism and share worries and concerns. To find out about the sibling support events available currently please see our events calendar.
Autism West Midlands works in partnership with local authorities, local NHS, voluntary organisations and charitable trusts and is grateful for the support of The ACT Foundation, Action For Children, SOLAR (Solihull), Sandwell Council, Shropshire Council, Worcestershire County Council.