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May 2019

Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Solihull

8th May at 10:30 am - 26th June at 12:30 pm
Renewal Family Centre, Vulcan Road (Off Lode Lane)
Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JR United Kingdom
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Rising to the Challenge - Workshops in Solihull for SOLAR Parents and 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 (scroll down for full details): 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…

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June 2019

Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Solihull (Castle Bromwich)

18th June at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Elmwood Place, Burton's Way, Castle Bromwich, Shirley
Solihull, West Midlands B36 0UG United Kingdom
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Designed for parents and carers. This free 2 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour. Booking is essential. FREE for Solihull SOLAR Families Date: Tuesday 18th June 2019 Time: 10.30am - 1:00pm Location: Elmwood Place, Burton’s Way, Castle Bromwich, Solihull, B36 0UG Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event for more information please contact Lisa Baker, Solihull Parenting Coordinator: T: 0121 301 2773 Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.  

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Sandwell, West Bromwich

27th June at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hillside Childrens’ Centre, Conner Road
West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3DJ United Kingdom
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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers. Designed for parents and carers. This free 3 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour.   Date: Thursday 27th June 2019 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Hillside Children’s Centre, Connor Road, West Bromwich, B71 3DJ Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event or for more information please contact Donna: T: 07881 109 525 E: donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk    

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July 2019

Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Birmingham, Kings Norton

1st July at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton
Birmingham, West Midlands B30 3ES United Kingdom
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£5
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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers. Designed for parents and carers. This free 3 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour.   Date: Monday 1st July 2019 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Autism West Midlands, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton, B30 1ES Cost: £5 Booking Information: To book please visit the online eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-autism-for-parents-and-carers-2019-birmingham-kings-norton For more information please contact Amanda: E: amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk T: 07881 109 496  

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Understanding Your Child’s Autism – Shropshire, Oswestry

3rd July at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
St Martins School, Moors Bank, St Martin’s
Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7BD United Kingdom
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A free one day course for family carers of children with autism or being assessed for autism. This practical session will give you the opportunity to share experiences, ideas, strategies and resources. Topics covered include autism as a spectrum condition, communication in autism and making sense of behaviour. Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm Location: St Martins School, Moors Bank, St Martin’s, Oswestry, SY10 7BD Cost: Free for Shropshire families Booking Information: to book this event please visit the eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-your-child-with-autism-shropshire-oswestry For…

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Shirley

17th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Bridge, 234 Stratford Road
Shirley, West Midlands B90 3AG United Kingdom
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Designed for parents and carers. This free 2 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour. Booking is essential. FREE for Solihull SOLAR Families Date: Wednesday 17th July 2019 Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm Location: The Bridge, 234 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AG Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event for more information please contact Lisa Baker, Solihull Parenting Coordinator: T: 0121 301 2773 Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.  

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Siblings Workshop – Sandwell, Wednesbury

25th July at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesbury Childrens’ Centre, Dorsett Road, Friar Park
Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0JG United Kingdom
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Siblings Workshop A workshop for siblings (8-12yrs) of autistic children. Aims of the workshop: To meet other children who understand what it is like to have an autistic brother/sister. To gain a better understanding of autism To understand and feel positive about their role within the family To increase sibling’s confidence Places allocated on a first come, first served basis.   Date: Thursday 25th July 2019 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Location: Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1NU Cost: Free for Sandwell families Booking…

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Autism and Me – SOLAR, Shirley

29th July at 10:30 am - 1st August at 12:30 pm
The Bridge, 234 Stratford Road
Shirley, West Midlands B90 3AG United Kingdom
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Free
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Autism and Me These practical sessions will give children the opportunity to meet others of a similar age with autism. They will learn more about positive aspects of autism through games, practical exercises, videos, work sheets and more. Children will also have the opportunity to create their own stress busting tool kit! Suitable for children aged 8-12 years who can engage without additional support. NB - SOLAR Registered Families Only 3 Morning Sessions 10:30am - 12:30pm Aims of the group: • To improve the…

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August 2019

Siblings Workshop (2Days) – Birmingham, Kings Norton

5th August at 10:00 am - 6th September at 2:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton
Birmingham, West Midlands B30 3ES United Kingdom
£10
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Siblings Workshop A workshop for siblings (8-12yrs) of children with autism Aims of the workshop: To meet other children who understand what it is like to have a brother/ sister with autism To gain a better understanding of autism To understand and feel positive about their role within the family To increase sibling’s confidence Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Children need to attend both sessions. Date: Monday 5th August 2019 and Tuesday 6th August 2019 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm…

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Birmingham, Kings Norton (Evening)

15th August at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton
Birmingham, West Midlands B30 3ES United Kingdom
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£5
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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers. (Evening) Designed for parents and carers. This 3 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour. Date: Thursday 15th August 2019 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Autism West Midlands, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton, B30 1ES Cost: £5 Booking Information: To book please visit the online eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/understanding-autism-for-parents-and-carers-2019-birmingham-kings-norton-evening For more information please contact Amanda: E: amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk T: 07881 109 496  

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Sandwell, West Bromwich (Evening)

22nd August at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Bromwich Leisure Centre, Tividale Street
West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 7AZ United Kingdom
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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers. Designed for parents and carers. This free 2 hr session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour.   Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: West Bromwich Leisure Centre, Moor Street, MoorWest Bromwich, B70 7AZ Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event or for more information please contact Donna: T: 07881 109 525 E: donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk    

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September 2019

Practical Interventions 5 Day Training Course – Solihull (Evenings)

11th September at 7:00 pm - 9th October at 9:00 pm
Lyndon Methodist Church, Melton Avenue
Solihull, West Midlands B92 7QX United Kingdom
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Practical Interventions Training Course. (Evenings) This course has been adapted from Studio III™ training. A free five session physical intervention training course for family members of a child with autism. The course offers an introduction to autism and a low arousal and practical approach to managing challenging behaviour. The course will cover the following: Introduction to autism Sensory issues and autism Defining challenging behavior and why it occurs Low arousal techniques The importance of pre-empting situations Avoiding known triggers The…

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Autism and PDA – Chelmsley Wood (SOLAR)

20th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bishop Wilson Community Hub, Craig Croft, Chelmsley Wood
Solihull, West Midlands B37 7TR United Kingdom
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Autism and PDA - Chelmsley Wood (SOLAR) Understanding demand avoidant children This workshop will look at the relationship between autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome and how to adapt autism strategies for demand avoidant children. Date: Friday 20th September 2019 Time: 10.30am -12.30pm Location: Bishop Wilson Community Hub, Craig Croft, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7TR Cost: Free for Solihull SOLAR registered families Booking Information: to book or for more information please contact Lisa, Solihull Parenting Coordinator: T: 0121 301 2773

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