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Rising to the Challenge – 2018 Workshops – Solihull

12th October 2018 at 11:00 am - 23rd November 2018 at 1:00 pm


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, strategies and resources as well as information about Autism West Midlands’ Information and Support services and other local sources of help.

All sessions take place at:

Renewal Family Centre, Vulcan Road (Off Lode Lane), Solihull, B91 2JY


The course consists of 6 sessions as detailed below.

12th October (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Autism as a Spectrum

• Exploring the world of autism

• The individuality of children on the spectrum

• How autism is diagnosed


19th October (11:00am – 1:00pm)

The Sensory World of Autism

• Sensory Processing

• How children with autism use their senses

• Improving sensory experiences for you child


26th October (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Exploring Communication

• The developing communicator

• How your child with autism communicates

• Communication ideas for your child


9th November (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

• How children develop social skills

• Social skill difficulties in autism

• Promoting social skills with your child


16th November (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Understanding and minimising difficult behaviours

• The role of anxiety in a child with autism

• Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts

• Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions


23rd November (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Happiness and Wellbeing

• Practical strategies to promote self esteem and wellbeing for your child

• Reflection time


To book this event or for more information please contact Lisa Baker, Solihull Parenting Coordinator:


T: 0121 301 2773


12th October 2018 at 11:00 am
23rd November 2018 at 1:00 pm
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Renewal Family Centre
Vulcan Road (Off Lode Lane)
Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JR United Kingdom
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