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January 2024

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

1st January at 8:00 am - 10th March at 5:00 pm

Need to chat? Looking for advice? Book onto one of our online support sessions with a specialist Autism Advisor. They can discuss difficulties and coping strategies for children/young people up to their 18th birthday. You must have be a resident of Shropshire County To book, you will need to select a date and time from the dropdown list. A few days before your appointment you will be sent a 'Microsoft Teams' link. Please check your spam folder in case your…

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Black Country Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Adults

1st January at 11:00 am - 28th July at 5:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands

Need to chat? Looking for advice? Book onto one of our online support sessions with a specialist Autism Advisor. They can provide information and guidance for pre and post-diagnosed autistic adults and their families living in the Black Country. All professionals seeking advice please phone the Autism West Midlands Helpline 0121 450 7575 or email info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk. There are multiple dates and times available. To book, you will need to select a date and time from the dropdown list on the…

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Teen Autism Confident-Online program

13th January at 5:45 pm - 13th March at 7:00 pm
Free

These online events offer an opportunity for young people to learn more about autism in a small, supportive, group setting and to share experiences and identify strategies that could help in day-to-day life. During the 8 week course we will look at: Autism as a spectrum Anxiety Sensory Differences Social communication Happiness & wellbeing Disclosure and the future Follow link for registration: https://forms.office.com/e/kV3We2McJg Online sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings 17th Jan - 13th March 5.45 - 7.00PM Who can attend:…

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Teen Autism Confident -Solihull Town Centre

18th January at 5:45 pm - 14th March at 7:15 pm
Free

Our Teen Autism Confident programme is coming to Solihull in Winter 2024! All the details are below but you are also welcome to email Amy on amys@autismwestmidlands.org.uk Teen Autism Confident is a free 8-week program, with one-to-one meetings for participants on the first and last week, and 6 group sessions. The courses have up to 8 participants per program. This course offers an opportunity to learn more about autism in a small, supportive, group setting. It provides an opportunity to discuss individual experiences,…

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February 2024

Northfield Parent Carer Support Group

9th February at 10:30 am - 5th July at 12:00 pm
Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield
Birmingham, West Midlands B31 2NQ United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance.

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Rising to the Challenge – Black Country

20th February at 10:30 am - 26th March at 1:00 pm
Rowley Regis Family Hub, Dudley Road
Rowley Regis, B65 8JY United Kingdom
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Free

The course will help attendees gain a more in-depth knowledge of autism and how it impacts the person that you care for. The course covers: an overview of autism, social, communication and sensory differences, and anxiety and behaviour. Our Autism Specialist Advisers will deliver the training and support attendees to identify strategies to help support the autistic young person they are caring for. Any parent/carer of an autistic young person in the Black Country can sign up and attend. Please…

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Autism West Midlands, Oswestry Drop-In

23rd February at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur St, Oswestry SY11 1JN United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

This is an event for Shropshire parents/carers of autistic children aged 0-18yrs (no diagnosis needed).Come along for a chat, find out more about AWM's Shropshire Family Service, help us shape what we offer in the area, meet other parents and carers FREE, no need to book just pop in!

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LGBTQ+ Meet up for Autistic Adults

23rd February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swan Theatre, Worcester The Moors Worcester WR1 3ED
Free

Come join us for a chill LGBTQ+ meetup exclusively for autistic adults on February 9th, 2024, at 1:00 PM LGBTQ+ Meet up for Autistic Adults Join us for a meet up for LGBTQ+ individuals who identify as autistic adults. This event aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for socialising, sharing experiences, and building connections. Date: Fri Feb 23rd 2024 Time: 1pm - 3pm Come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself without judgment. Connect with like-minded individuals,…

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Black Country Stay and Play

25th February at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monster Mayhem (Dudley Port) 175 Dudley Port Tipton DY4 7RG
Free

Two hours stay and play event for families with an autistic child/ or in the process of assessment, who reside in the Black Country. Siblings welcome! These sessions enable parents/carers to meet others in similar situations, while the children explore and play in a safe environment. The Venue will be closed to the public for the duration of the session. Numbers will be limited to ensure it is autism friendly. Please only book your child / Childrens places for this…

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Autism and Girls – Shropshire Council Residents

26th February at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunflower House Kendal Road Shrewsbury SY1 4ES
Free

Find out more about Autism and Girls, face-to-face support session Join us for a free in-person session that will arm you with lots of information to better understand and support your autistic child. Hosted by our Autism Specialists, the session is open to parents and carers of children in the Shropshire Council area only. Topics covered include: How Autism can be different in Girls Why it can be harder to get a diagnosis How to support Autistic Girls • The…

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Dad’s Group

29th February at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism West Midlands Head Office Sovereign Road Kings Norton Business Centre King’s Norton B30 3ES + Google Map
Free

This is a great opportunity to meet other dads, access information and resources and find out what Autism West Midlands have to offer. One of our autism specialist advisors will be on hand to provide support. Refreshments provided. Sessions are last Thursday of every month. 7pm - 9pm

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March 2024

Black Country Adults Yoga, Mindfulness, and Creative art painting Session

4th March at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manor Farm Community Association King George Crescent Walsall WS4 1EU
Free

Join us for an afternoon of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and expressive art painting. This session will be in two parts. · Part one yoga and mindfulness. · Part two creative art painting. All equipment will be provided for the session. This will be facilitated by a qualified, professional teacher and it will be supported by AWM staff. No group bookings! Relaxed and friendly group environment. You must have a Black Country post code to attend and have a diagnosis of autism, or…

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Northfield Parent Carer Support Group

8th March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Baptist Church789 Bristol Road South, Northfield, England, B31 2NQ
Free

Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance.      

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Coffee and Chat – Shrewsbury Venue – Shropshire Council Residents

11th March at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sunflower House Kendal Road Shrewsbury SY1 4ES
Free

Join us for a free in-person session to meet members of Shropshire Families Autism West Midlands Team and other Parents for a relaxed chat. Please book a space. No diagnosis required. Hosted by our Autism Specialists, the session is open to parents and carers of children 0-18 in the Shropshire Council area only If you have any questions, please email shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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Sandwell Evening Support Group

11th March at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Court of Requests – JD Wetherspoon, Church Street
Oldbury, B69 3AF United Kingdom
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Free

This is a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to some me time and connect with parents and carers on their Autism Journey (no-diagnosis required). An Autism Specialist Advisor will be available to answer any questions you may have about Autism and share what support you and your family can access. Contact donnab@autismwestmidlands.org.uk for enquiries

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Autism and Anxiety: Webinar

12th March at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Topics we will cover: What anxiety is Autism and anxiety Managing anxiety  This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands Webinar registration link:  https://3edea674-300a-4420-9f42-a09bb5469dc4.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/10503912/register?in_tok=63c8ab63-1a5a-4bd5-a27b-bb9f8a2eefd3

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Handsworth Parent Carer Support Group

12th March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rookery Childrens Centre, 60 Mount Pleasant Avenue Handsworth
Birmingham, B21 9QA
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Join us for our Parent Support Group where you will be able to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements, and offer support. There will also be a focus each session, including the opportunity to benefit from guest speakers and a focus upon wellbeing and embracing neurodiversity. Light refreshments will be provided, and a member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer support, advice and guidance. Ken Upton from Talking SENse will be delivering a talk about…

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Black Country Adults Digital Photography Session at Sandwell Valley.

12th March at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandwell Valley Country Park Salter’s Lane West Bromwich B71 4BG
Free

Join us for an exclusive afternoon walking around Sandwell valley taking digital photos, with a workshop to process a timeline of your photos. All digital cams will be loaned for the session. This will be facilitated by the experienced staff from Sandwell valley in West Bromwich and will be supported by AWM staff. Relaxed and friendly group environment. You must have a Black Country post code to attend and have a diagnosis of autism, or in the process of being…

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Solihull Coffee Morning

13th March at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Solihull Methodist Church and Community Hall Blossomfield Road Solihull B91 1LG
Free

An opportunity to meet parents/carers, share ideas, access peer support with a member of Autism West Midlands present to offer advice. Join us for a friendly, non-judgemental support group for parents and carers of autistic children within the Solihull postcode area. Led by an Autism specialist from Autism West Midlands who offer advice and guidance and training. Light refreshments are provided Numbers are limited and places need to be pre booked to allow staff to support you effectively. We look…

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Black Country Autistic Adults Wire and Beaded pendant Craft Session

14th March at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oldbury Family Hub, 20-25 Tividale Street, Tipton DY4 7SD + Google Map
Free

Join us for an afternoon creating and making your own Beaded Pendent. All equipment will be provided for the session and delivered by a professional crafts person. This will be supported by AWM staff. Please only book the person attending the session if you are supporting anyone who is attending please let me know. No group bookings! Relaxed and friendly group environment. You must have a Black Country post code to attend and have a diagnosis of autism, or in…

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