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February 2019

Autism Advice Sessions – Allens Croft

11th February at 9:30 am - 2:45 pm
Allens Croft Childrens’ Centre, Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath
Birmingham, West Midlands B14 6RP United Kingdom
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Would you like to have some advice on caring for the person you support? We are offering free 30 minute one to one advice and guidance sessions for parents/carers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Please book an appointment in advance. These sessions run on: Monday 21st January 2019 Monday 11th February 2019 Monday 11th March 2019   Date: Monday 11th February 2019 Time: 9.30am - 2:45pm Location: Allens Croft, Allens Croft Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B14 6RP Booking Information: To book an appointment…

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Smethwick

11th February 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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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers. Designed for parents and carers. The session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behaviour. Date: Monday 11th February 2019 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 Donna: T: 07881 109 525 E: donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk    

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Parents Support Group – Sutton Coldfield

11th February 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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Free
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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. This group runs on Mondays: 14th January 2019 11th February 2019 18th March 2019 8th April 2019   Date: Monday 11th February 2019 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Place Community Hub, Multifunction Room, 1 & 2 South Cottages, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to…

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Coffee Morning – Shifnal

11th February 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 14th January 2019 Monday 11th February 2019 Monday 11th March 2019 Our 'Coffee Mornings are also held in Shrewsbury, Market Drayton, Bridgnorth and Oswestry, please search 'Coffee Mornings' on the Events Calendar to create…

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Coffee Morning – Market Drayton

12th February 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 8th January 2019 Tuesday 12th February 2019 Tuesday 12th March 2019 Tuesday 9th April 2019 Our 'Coffee Mornings' are also held in Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Shifnal, please search 'Coffee Mornings' on the Events Calendar to…

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Coffee Morning – Kings Heath, Birmingham

13th February 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 16th January 2019 Wednesday 13th February 2019 Wednesday 13th March 2019   Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019 Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Location: Allens Croft Children’s Centre, Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6RP Cost: Free Booking Information: No need to book,…

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Autism Advice Session – Smethwick

14th February 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: Thursday 14th February 2019 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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Coffee Morning – Oswestry

14th February 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 17th January 2019 Thursday 14th February 2019 Thursday 21st March 2019 Our 'Coffee Mornings are also held in Shrewsbury, Market Drayton, Bridgnorth and Shifnal, please search 'Coffee Mornings' on the Events Calendar to…

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Understanding Autism for Parents and Carers – Shirley

14th February 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: Thursday 14th February 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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Coffee Morning – Shrewsbury

15th February 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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Free
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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 18th January 2019 Friday 15th February 2019 Friday 15th March 2019 Our 'Coffee Mornings are also held in Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Market Drayton and Shifnal, please search 'Coffee Mornings' on the Events Calendar to create a…

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Parents Support Group – Northfield

15th February 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 15th February 2019 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…

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Autism Advice Session – Shrewsbury (Evening Sessions)

15th February at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Space, TESCO Extra, Battlefield Road
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 4HA United Kingdom
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Free
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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. This session runs on Thursday Evenings: Thursday 10th January 2019 Friday 15th February 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019 Thursday 9th May 2019 Thursday 13th June 2019 Thursday 11th July 2019   Date: Friday 15th February…

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Saturday Youth Group (9-18yrs) – North Shropshire – Whitchurch

16th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beechtree Community Centre, (next to the Community Hospital) Claypit Street
Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1NT United Kingdom
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£3

Would you like a great games and activities morning? This is a youth group for ages 9-18yrs Come and play board games, chess, Scrabble, Monopoly and more! Parents can stay for a coffee and chat or leave their child for the session. This session runs on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Date: Saturday 16th February 2019 Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Beechtree Community Centre, (next to the Community Hospital) Claypit Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1NT Cost: £3 per child Booking Information: No need to book,…

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Starving My Anxiety Monster – Shrewsbury

18th February at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Methodist Centre, Lansdowne Road, Bayston Hill
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 0HZ United Kingdom
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An Anxiety Workshop for 8 - 13 year olds Topics Covered: What anxiety is and what makes you anxious How anxiety affects your body and how you think, feel and behave Ways to reduce your anxiety Parents must live in the Shropshire Council area Date: Monday 18th February 2019 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Location: The Methodist Centre, Lansdowne Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, SY3 OHZ Cost: FREE for Shropshire Families To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/starving-my-anxiety-monster-shrewsbury-18th-february For more information please contact Wendy: T: 07900 784…

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Autism and Me – Chelmsley Wood

18th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fordbridge Community Hub, Fordbridge Primary School, Crabtree Drive
Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands B37 5BU United Kingdom
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£10
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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 Families Only   3 Morning Sessions 10:30am - 12:30pm Monday 18th February 2019 Tuesday 19th February 2019 Thursday 21st February…

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Recruitment Event (Merry Hill – Evening) – The Burrows Supported Living

18th February at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Intu Management Suite, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Pedmore Road
Brierley Hill, West midlands DY5 1QX United Kingdom
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Our recruitment campaign for our new supported living scheme – The Burrows is now live and our friendly recruitment and project team are out and about in the Worcestershire area  actively promoting the fantastic career opportunities available. If you would like to know more about The Burrows, please click here: https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/update-on-new-supported-living-scheme-the-burrows/ We are in the process of recruiting for a variety of roles at various levels and are looking for exceptional experienced staff who are self-motivated, committed and passionate about making…

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Understanding Autism for Professionals – Oldbury

20th February at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dance Hall, Coneygre Youth Arts Centre, Sedgley Road East
Tipton, West Midlands DY4 8UH United Kingdom
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Understanding Autism for Professionals. Designed for professionals. The session will help you to understand more about autism and provide strategies which may help to manage challenging behavior. Booking is essential Sessions run on: Wednesday 20th February 2019 and Tuesday 26th March 2019 Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Location: Dance Hall, Coneygre Youth Arts Centre, Sedgley Road East, Tividale, Oldbury, DY4 8UH (SatNav: DY4 8XA) Cost: Free for Sandwell Professionals Booking Information: To book this event or for more information please contact Rebecca: T:  07881…

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Siblings Workshop (2Days) – Birmingham (Edgbaston)

20th February at 10:00 am - 21st February at 2:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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£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: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2019 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Location: Regent Court, George Road,…

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Parents Support Group – Longbridge (evening)

20th February 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: 20th February and 20th March 2019 Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time: 6:45pm…

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LEGO and Crafts Club – Bridgnorth

22nd February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
United Reformed Methodist Church, Cartway
Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4BG United Kingdom
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LEGO and Crafts Club for Children of all Ages - Bridgnorth FREE (Families must live in the Shropshire Council area). A Lego and Craft session for children with autism or autistic traits, their siblings and parents. The club is suitable for children of all ages. This is also a chance to meet and chat with other parents, children and Autism West Midlands staff. Date: Friday 22nd February 2019 Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: United Reformed Methodist Church, Cartway, Bridgnorth, WV16 4BG (Parking: Smithfield, Old Smithfield, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4QT)…

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