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Rising to the Challenge – 2020 Workshops – Solihull

12th February at 10:30 am - 1st April at 1:00 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:

Junction’, 100 Chapelhouse Road, Fordbridge, Solihull, B37 5HA

Dates: Wednesdays: 12th February, 26th February, 4t March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March

Times: 10.30am-1.00pm

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.

12th February (10:30am – 1:00pm)

Autism as a Spectrum

• Exploring the world of autism

• The individuality of children on the spectrum

• How autism is diagnosed


26th February (10:30am – 1:00pm)

How autistic children experience their senses

• Sensory Processing

• How children with autism experience their senses

• Improving sensory experiences for you child


4th March (10:30am – 1:00pm)

Exploring Communication

• The developing communicator

• How your autistic child communicates

• Communication ideas for your child


11th March (10:30am – 1:00pm)

Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

• How children develop social skills

• Social skill difficulties in autism

• Promoting social skills with your child


18th March (10:30am – 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


25th March (10:30am – 1:00pm)

Happiness and Wellbeing

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

• Reflection time



12th February at 10:30 am
1st April at 1:00 pm
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The Junction
100, Chapelhouse Road, Fordbridge
Solihull, West Midlands B37 5HA United Kingdom
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