Children and Families
Support for Families in Birmingham
What we do:
- Autism Awareness training sessions for parents at our Kings Norton office
- Advice sessions for parents either face to face at our Kings Norton office or over the telephone, where parents can discuss their concerns and receive practical advice.
- Coffee mornings and support groups: we currently offer day time support groups in the North and South of the city (Sutton Coldfield and Northfield) and a monthly evening dad’s group at our Kings Norton office
- Family events (when funding permits)
Our Birmingham Service above does not receive statutory funding. This vital service is funded by the generosity of individuals and companies that donate to the charity. if you wish to donate please click here
Teens Autism Confident Programme
Funded by the Health and Wellbeing Fund and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.
The young people attending the programme must be aged 13 to 18 years and live in the Birmingham city area.
- helps young people to develop coping mechanisms and support networks
- builds resilience in young people and provide them with opportunities to connect with others in a safe and supportive environment
- explores what it means to be autistic, learn to feel more confident about themselves and their abilities and develop strategies to help with the challenges ahead.
Three programmes are run each year and comprise of six weekly group sessions in a relaxed autism-friendly environment, with a one to one session with an autism specialist at the beginning and end of the six weeks.