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February 2018

Stay & Play Session at Scallywags (up to 10yrs) – Birmingham (Sunday)

25th February at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Scallywags Play Centre, 20b Fort Parkway, The Fort Shopping Park
Birmingham, West Midlands B24 9FP United Kingdom
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£3

Would you like a sunday morning play session at Scallywags with your child with autism and siblings? For children who have autism, their siblings and parents Age up to 10yrs This is an opportunity for families to get to know each other in a relaxed and friendly environment. This session runs on Sundays: Sunday 28th January Sunday 25th February Sunday 25th March Sunday 27th May Sunday 24th June Date: Sunday 25th February Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Location: Scallywags, 20B Fort Parkway, The…

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Autism Advice Session – Shrewsbury

27th February at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond House, Rutland, Harlescott
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3QG United Kingdom
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Free

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: Tuesday 27th February 2018 Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm Location: Richmond House, Rutland, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 3QG Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team: T: 0303 03 00 111 E: info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk This event is…

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Autism Advice Session – Oldbury

27th February at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Singlepoint Family Hub, Christchurch Primary School, Albert Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4DE 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. These sessions are for Sandwell Families Only Date: Tuesday 27th February 2018 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Singlepoint Community Hub, Albert Street, Oldbury, B69 4DE Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact Donna…

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March 2018

Moving Towards Adulthood – Workshop – Birmingham

1st March at 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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Free

Moving Towards Adulthood. A free informal, interactive workshop for parents of young people with autism. Delivered by Jan Eastwood & Fran Dancyger from Contact. As your child gets older, you might find that there are a number of emotional and practical things for you to think about. We have advice to help you as your child moves into adulthood. Date: Thursday 1st March 2018 Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm Location: Autism West Midlands, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1NU Cost: Free Booking Information: To book this event please visit the…

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Parent Forum – Edgbaston, Birmingham

2nd March at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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Free

Are you a parent of a child or young person with autism? Would you be interested in helping to shape the service we provide to families? If so, please come along to our free parent forum and have your say on the way our service is shaped. Your input is vital in helping us to move forward and meet need. There are two sessions: Friday morning - 2nd March 2018 and Tuesday evening - 13th March 2018 (1.5hrs each) Date: Friday…

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Stay & Play Session for Children – Birmingham (Saturday)

3rd March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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£3

Would you and your child with autism and their siblings like a great 2 hour play session? This Stay & Play session is for children who have autism, their siblings and parents. An opportunity for families to get to know one another in a relaxed and friendly environment. Places are only £3, this money will go towards refreshments and crafts. Facilities include: arts and crafts, sensory room, soft play, lego, books and toys. Places are limited and allocated on a…

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

3rd March 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 3rd March 2018 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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Siblings Club (8-12yrs) – Birmingham (Afternoon)

3rd March at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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  Siblings Club (8-12yrs). This club is for siblings who have completed our Siblings Workshop. It’s an opportunity for children to meet and keep in touch with other children who have a sibling with autism, share experiences, improve knowledge of autism and have lots of fun in a safe environment. Suitable for children aged 8-12 Learn more about autism Fun games and activities Share experiences with others This club is held on:  Saturday 6th January Saturday 3rd March Saturday 5th…

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Practical Interventions 5 Day Training Course – Selly Oak

5th March at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Selly Oak
Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6HT United Kingdom
£50

Practical Interventions Training Course. This course has been adapted from Studio III™ training. A five session physical intervention training course for family members of a child with autism. The course offers an introduction to autism and a low arousal and practical approach to managing challenging behaviour. The course will cover the following: Introduction to autism Sensory issues and autism Defining challenging behavior and why it occurs Low arousal techniques The importance of pre-empting situations Avoiding known triggers The importance of…

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Autism Advice Session – Wednesbury

5th March at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesbury Childrens’ Centre, Dorsett Road, Friar Park
Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0JG United Kingdom
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Free

  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. These sessions are for Sandwell Families Only Date: Monday 5th March 2018 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Location: Wednesbury Childrens Centre, Dorsett Road, Friar Park, Wednesbury, WS10 0JG Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please…

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Autism Advice Session – Craven Arms

5th March at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gateway, Auction Yard
Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BW United Kingdom
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Free

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: Monday 5th March 2018 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Location: Gateway, Auction Yard, Craven Arms, SY7 9BW Cost: Free Booking Information: to book this event or for more information please contact the Helpline Team: T: 0303 03 00 111 E: info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk This event is…

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Autism Advice Sessions – Edgbaston

7th March at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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Free

  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 an appointment in advance. Date: Tuesday 7th March 2018 Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm Location: Autism West Midlands Regent Court, George Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1NU Cost: Free Please note there is no parking available onsite. For more information on nearby parking and directions please click here Booking Information: to book this event please contact the helpline team:…

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Coffee Morning – Shrewsbury

7th March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Links Café, Signal Hub, Riverside Mall, Pride Hill Centre
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1PJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 10th January 2018 Wednesday 7th February 2018 Wednesday 7th March 2018   Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: The Links Café, Signal Hub, Riverside Mall, Pride Hill Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PJ Cost: Free Booking…

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Parents Support Group – Longbridge (evening)

7th March 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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Free

  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: 3rd January, 7th February, 7th March, 4th April, 2nd May,…

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9th Shropshire Autism Conference 2018 – Shrewsbury

8th March at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Barnabas Church Centre, Longden Coleham
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7DN United Kingdom
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£15 - £50

  9th Shropshire Autism Conference 2018 'Living, Learning & Growing up with Autism' Our 9th Shropshire Autism conference will once again provide opportunities to hear expert speakers, share ideas and chat with others who have similar experiences. Our keynote speaker this year is Sara King, an adult on the autism spectrum who will speak on her experiences as a woman receiving a diagnosis later in life. Sara will also be running a workshop on being a parent on the autism spectrum. In a change…

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Understanding PDA – Birmingham

8th March at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1NU United Kingdom
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£3

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome This informal session is designed to give parents and carers of a child with autism a basic understanding of PDA. The aim of the session is to help you to understand how PDA affects your child and to learn about simple strategies to help both your child and your family. TOPICS: Introduction to PDA Associated conditions Traits/diffculties with PDA What can help? Question and answers Signposting/services available   Date: Thursday 8th March 2018 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Location: Autism West Midlands, Regent Court, George Road, Birmingham, B15 1NU…

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Parents Support Group – Northfield

9th March 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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Free

  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 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NQ Booking Information: No need to book, just come along. If you would like more information about this…

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Special Interest Club (Ages 6 – 11) – Kidderminster

11th March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kidderminster Youth House, Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 1PF United Kingdom
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Join us at our monthly Special Interest Club for children with autism! A chance for children to relax and socialise, with games, hobbies, shared interest, pool table, Wii console, arts and crafts in a friendly and relaxed environment. Sunday mornings 10.00am – 12.00pm Ages 6 - 11 This group runs on: Sunday 21st January, Sunday 18th February, Sunday 11th March, Sunday 18th March, Sunday 15th, April, Sunday 22nd April, Sunday 20th May, Sunday 17th June, Sunday 15th July, Sunday 19th August 2018 FREE Refreshments…

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Young Persons’ Youth Club (12-18yrs) – Kidderminster

11th March at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kidderminster Youth House, Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 1PF United Kingdom
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Free

  Join us at our monthly Youth Club for young people with autism! Sundays 12.30pm - 2.30pm A chance for young people to relax and socialise with pool, Wii console, arts and crafts and music, in a friendly and laid back environment. Advance booking is essential. FREE Refreshments included Ages 12 – 18yrs This group runs on: Sunday 21st January, Sunday 18th February, Sunday 11th March, Sunday 18th March, Sunday 15th April, Sunday 22nd April, Sunday 20th May, Sunday 17th June, Sunday 15th July,…

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Understanding Your Child with Autism – Craven Arms

12th March at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Gateway, Auction Yard
Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BW United Kingdom
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Free

Understanding Your Child with Autism. A free one day course for family carers of children with autism or being assessed for autism. This practical session will give you the opportunity to share experiences, ideas, strategies and resources. Topics covered include autism as a spectrum condition, communication in autism and making sense of behaviour. The course is from 9.30am till 2pm on the dates above. Please bring lunch, tea and coffee is provided. Places are only available to family carers in…

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