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Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Solihull

8th May at 10:30 am - 26th June at 12:30 pm

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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 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

Dates: 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June 2019

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


T: 0121 301 2773


The course consists of 6 sessions as detailed below.

8th May (10:30am – 12:30pm)

Autism as a Spectrum

• Exploring the world of autism

• The individuality of children on the spectrum

• How autism is diagnosed


15th May (10:30am – 12:30pm)

How autistic children experience their senses

• Sensory Processing

• How children with autism experience their senses

• Improving sensory experiences for you child


22nd May (10:30am – 12:30pm)

Exploring Communication

• The developing communicator

• How your autistic child communicates

• Communication ideas for your child


12th June (10:30am – 12:30pm)

Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

• How children develop social skills

• Social skill difficulties in autism

• Promoting social skills with your child


19th June (10:30am – 12:30pm)

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


26th June (10:30am – 12:30pm)

Happiness and Wellbeing

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

• Reflection time



8th May at 10:30 am
26th June at 12:30 pm
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Renewal Family Centre
Vulcan Road (Off Lode Lane)
Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JR United Kingdom
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