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May 2024

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

1st May at 8:00 am - 22nd November at 5:00 pm

Need to chat? Looking for advice? Book onto one of our online support sessions with a specialist Autism Advisor. They can discuss difficulties and coping strategies for children/young people up to their 18th birthday. You must have be a resident of Shropshire County To book, you will need to select a date and time from the dropdown list. A few days before your appointment you will be sent a 'Microsoft Teams' link. Please check your spam folder in case your…

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Black Country Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Adults

1st May at 11:00 am - 26th November at 5:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands

Need to chat? Looking for advice? Book onto one of our online support sessions with a specialist Autism Advisor. They can provide information and guidance for pre and post-diagnosed autistic adults and their families living in the Black Country. All professionals seeking advice please phone the Autism West Midlands Helpline 0121 450 7575 or email info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk. There are multiple dates and times available. To book, you will need to select a date and time from the dropdown list on the…

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Teen Autism Confident ONLINE for Birmingham and Solihull 13 -18

2nd May at 8:00 am - 4th November at 5:00 pm
Free

Teen autism confident is an 8 week program for DIAGNOSED autistic teens aged between 13 - 18 living in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. Teen Autism Confident is a free 8-week program, with one-to-one meetings for participants on the first and last week, and 6 group sessions. The courses have up to 10 participants per program. This course offers an opportunity to learn more about autism in a small, supportive, group setting. It provides an opportunity to discuss individual experiences,…

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Teen Autism Confident Kings Norton for Birmingham and Solihull 13 -18

2nd May at 8:00 am - 4th November at 5:00 pm
Free

Teen autism confident is an 8 week program for DIAGNOSED autistic teens aged between 13 - 18 living in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. Teen Autism Confident is a free 8-week program, with one-to-one meetings for participants on the first and last week, and 6 group sessions. The courses have up to 10 participants per program. This course offers an opportunity to learn more about autism in a small, supportive, group setting. It provides an opportunity to discuss individual experiences,…

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Rising to the Challenge, Birmingham and Solihull

3rd May at 8:00 am - 21st September at 5:00 pm
Imperial Court 10 Sovereign Road Kings Norton Business Centre Kings Norton B30 3FH
Free

This is one of several 6 week programmes for parents and carers of autistic children that Autism West Midlands will be running over 2024 - 2025 The course will help attendees gain a more in depth knowledge of autism and how it impacts the person that you care for. We will be looking at autism as a spectrum; communication; anxiety; sensory differences and much more. Our Autism Specialist Advisers will deliver the training and support attendees to identify strategies to help support…

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Solihull Coffee Morning

8th May at 10:00 am - 9th October at 11:30 am
Solihull Methodist Church and Community Hall Blossomfield Road Solihull B91 1LG
Free

An opportunity to meet parents/carers, share ideas, access peer support with a member of Autism West Midlands present to offer advice. Join us for a friendly, non-judgemental support group for parents and carers of autistic children within the Solihull postcode area. Led by an Autism specialist from Autism West Midlands who offer advice and guidance and training. Light refreshments are provided Numbers are limited and places need to be pre booked to allow staff to support you effectively. We look…

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Kings Heath Support Group

9th May at 10:00 am - 11th July at 12:00 pm
All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road King’s Heath B14 7RA + Google Map
Free

Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance.

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Rising To The Challenge – Series of 6 Webinars

10th May at 9:30 am - 21st June at 10:30 am
Free

West Midlands Region Rising To The Challenge – series of 6 webinars Topics include – Understanding Autism, Autism and Communication, Autism and Social Interaction, Autism and Sensory Differences and more! A free 6 session course for parents/carers who want a better understanding of their child’s autism and to learn about strategies that may help and support them. (Your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis) Each one-hour webinar is followed by an optional Teams session to explore the…

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Spectrum Support Group for Autistic Parents

13th May at 6:30 pm - 5th August at 8:00 pm
Free

Are you an autistic parent? Would you be interested in attending a support group with other autistic parents and sharing your experiences? If so, then Spectrum may be the support group for you. Monday evenings: 6.30pm-8pm 15/4/24 13/5/24 10/6/24 08/7/24 Sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams Contact amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk for more information

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Handsworth Parent Carer Support Group

14th May at 10:00 am - 13th August at 12:00 pm
Rookery Childrens Centre, 60 Mount Pleasant Avenue Handsworth
Birmingham, B21 9QA
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Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance. Ken Upton from Talking SENse will be delivering a talk about…

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Sutton Parent Carer Support Group

17th May at 10:00 am - 9th August at 12:00 pm
Square Peg Activities, 37 Gate Lane Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham, B73 5TR
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Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance

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Shropshire Teens – Nerdy Cafe

30th May at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
NERDY Shrewsbury 49 Mardol Shrewsbury SY1 1PP
£7.50

Come and hang out with fellow teens at the Nerdy Cafe in Shrewsbury for some fun games and refreshments. Come and hang out with us at the NERDY Shrewsbury for a fun-filled afternoon! Whether you're into board games, video games, or just love hanging out, this is the place to be. Meet new friends, play games, and enjoy some tasty refreshments. It's a great opportunity to connect with like-minded teens in a cool setting. Don't miss out on this awesome event! If…

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Dad’s Group

30th May at 7:00 pm - 1st August at 9:00 pm
Autism West Midlands Head Office Sovereign Road Kings Norton Business Centre King’s Norton B30 3ES + Google Map
Free

This is a great opportunity to meet other dads, access information and resources and find out what Autism West Midlands have to offer. One of our autism specialist advisors will be on hand to provide support. Refreshments provided. Sessions are last Thursday of every month. 7pm - 9pm

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Shropshire Family Event

31st May at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Market Street Craven Arms SY7 9RS
Free

Come and join us for an adventure in the Shropshire Hills. A chance to meet other parent/carers in an inclusive environment, lots of outdoor space to explore. The event is supported by our team of Specialist Autism Advisors. Meeting at the Discovery Centre entrance at 10:30am. This Event is accessible to Shropshire Council residents only.

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June 2024

Shropshire – Rising to the Challenge (The Early Years) Face to Face Training

3rd June at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunflower House Kendal Road Shrewsbury SY1 4ES
Free

Led by Autism Specialists, this series of 6 Weekly training sessions are designed to provide parents and carers with a better understanding. Shropshire - Rising to the Challenge (The Early Years) Face to Face Training Come join us at Sunflower House for 6 weekly 2 hour sessions of interactive learning and networking! Our event focuses on early years challenges for your Autistic Child. Dive into engaging discussions, hands-on activities, strategies and expert insights. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded parents/carers and enhance…

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Rising to the Challenge – Black Country

3rd June at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Walsall Hub 1902 Green Lane Walsall WS2 8HE
Free

This is one of Two 6 week programmes for parents and carers of autistic children that Autism West Midlands will be running over 2024 - 2025 The course will help attendees gain a more in-depth knowledge of autism and how it impacts the person that you care for. We will be looking at autism as a spectrum; communication; anxiety; sensory differences and much more. Our Autism Specialist Advisers will deliver the training and support attendees to identify strategies to help support the…

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Autism Themed Quiz

4th June at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnardos – Rowley Regis Family Hub Dudley Road Rowley Regis B65 8JY + Google Map
Free

This fun and interactive quiz is a great opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and connect with parents and carers on their Autism Journey (no-diagnosis required). Refreshments and nibbles provided. Location: Rowley Regis Family Hub Dudley Road Rowley Regis B65 8JY 0121 559 9916

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Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults

5th June at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Worcester Woods Country Park Wildwood Drive Worcester WR5 2LG
Free

Join us for a casual walk and chat with other autistic adults, focusing on our wellbeing and connecting with like-minded individuals. Welcome to our Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults! Join us at Worcester Woods Country Park for a relaxing stroll in nature. An opportunity to meet other autistic adults, talk to staff from Autism West Midlands and enjoy nature in a calm outdoor setting. There is no expectation to talk or socialise and you are welcome to bring along a camera…

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A parents guide to understanding complex feeding challenges in Autistic Children

10th June at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Paediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) or ARFID? A parents guide to understanding complex feeding challenges in Autistic Children This is an online event and will be delivered through a Microsoft Teams Workshop What you will learn: Why learning to eat is so complex and why it is so hard for some children The difference between PFD and ARFID Some strategies to help your child with eating at home Some strategies to help manage some of the common mealtime challenges Once you…

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Shropshire ‘Autism and Behaviour’ parent training – Cleobury Mortimer

11th June at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cleobury Mortimer Primary School Love Lane Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8PE + Google Map
Free

Come along and find out more about managing your Autistic child's behaviour. No diagnosis needed, Shropshire residents only. Come along to our informal training event 'Autism and Behaviour' at Cleobury Mortimer Primary School. Learn more about managing behaviour relating to Autism and meet other parents too. We will be covering - 'What and why?', 'Analysing/tracking behaviour', 'support strategies' and 'developing emotional understanding and self management' .

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