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August 2022

Autism Confident Programmes for Autistic Adults and Teenagers – the Black Country

15th August 2022 at 8:00 am - 11th April 2023 at 5:00 pm
VARIOUS, Autism West Midlands
Free
Young people in a group activity session

Between October 2021 to February 2023 we will be running programmes for autistic adults and teenagers in all 4 areas of the Black Country - Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell Autism Confident is an 8-week psychoeducation programme, with one-to-one meetings for participants on the first and last week, and 6 group sessions. It offers an opportunity to learn more about autism in a small, supportive, group setting and to share experiences and identify strategies that could help in day-today life.…

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Well Being Walk – Sandwell Valley Country Park

24th August at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salters Lane
West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4BG
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Free
A beautiful park scene

Parents and Carers Well Being Walk in Sandwell Valley Country Park Join us for a well being walk at Sandwell Valley Country Park. (booking is essential) Free for Sandwell resident parents and carers This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and carers and explore one of the many beautiful trails of the valley. The trail is just under 2 miles long and the pace is suitable for all fitness levels. Children are welcome to come along, providing they…

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Virtual Dads Support Group – West Midlands

25th August at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A father using a laptop computer

This is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. Free - ONLINE - 'Zoom' Session Dates: Thursday evenings: 25th August 2022 29th September 2022 Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm To book please visit our eShop: Virtual Dads Support Group - West Midlands | Autism West Midlands Shop For more information please contact Amanda: E: amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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September 2022

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

6th September at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
Someone using a laptop computer

Book a 45 min slot with a specialist autism advisor to discuss difficulties and coping strategies. Free 45 minute bookable appointments for parents/carers and practitioners with Shropshire postcode. ONLINE - 'Zoom' Sessions   For available time slots and booking information please visit the eShop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/online-autism-advice-and-consultation-sessions-shropshire-county   Once booked, the Zoom link will be sent a few days before the appointment. Please check your spam folder in case your security filter does not recognise our email address.   For more information please…

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Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autumn/Winter 2022

7th September at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A youngster using a laptop computer

Evening Zoom Together for 11 – 17 year olds Free online quiz, chat and activities through ‘Zoom’ Wednesday 7th September (also: 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December) 6 - 7pm These workshops are only for young people living in the Shropshire Council Area To book please visit our eShop: Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autum | Autism West Midlands Shop For further information please contact Wendy: Email: wendyc@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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Understanding Autism Webinar for Parents Carers and Professionals – West Midlands Region

8th September at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
Looking up into very tall trees in a forest

Including: An introduction to the autism spectrum How autism may affect children How to support children in daily life This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region. Date: Thursday 8th September 2022 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Booking Information: To register for this event please click: Register for this free webinar By registering for our webinars you get to see them live & get a link to a recorded version you can watch later. If you…

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Coffee Morning – Solihull SOLAR Parents and Carers

8th September at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road
Solihull, West Midlands B91 1LG United Kingdom
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Free
A cup of coffee and some biscuits

An opportunity to meet other parents/carers, share ideas, access peer support,with a member of Autism West midlands present to offer advice and guidance. Numbers are limited and places need to be prebooked to avoid over-crowdingand ensure everyone’s safety. For parents and carers of an autistic child/children from Solihull 8th September 2022 Time: 10:00am-11.30am Location: Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG To book please visit our eShop here: Coffee Morning - Solihull SOLAR Parents and Carers | Autism West Midlands Shop…

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How autistic people process information – Webinar for Parents Carers and Professionals – West Midlands Region

13th September at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A stylized human brain graphic

Including: What neurodiversity is The autistic brain How autistic people process information What impact this may have Top tips for supporting autistic people This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region. Date: Tuesday 13th September 2022 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Booking Information: To register for this event please click: Register for this free webinar By registering for our webinars you get to see them live & get a link to a recorded version you can…

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Coffee Morning – Sandwell Parents and Carers

14th September at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cielo Coffee Shop West Bromwich, 38 Carter's Green
West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9LG United Kingdom
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Free
A cup of coffee and some biscuits

Our face to face support group is back-numbers are limited and places will need to be pre-booked to ensure everyone’s safety and avoid overcrowding. An opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and access peer support with a member of Autism West Midlands present to offer advice and guidance. Monday: 14th September 2022 Time: 10:00am-11.30am Location: Cielo Coffee Shop, YMCA, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG   To book please visit our eShop: Coffee Morning - Sandwell Parents and…

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Autism and the Teenage Brain Webinar for Parents Carers and Professionals – West Midlands Region

15th September at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
Supported teenagers giving a thumbs up

The teenage years present challenges and opportunities for everyone including autistic young people and those around them A short refresher about the autism spectrum Distinguishing between adolescence and puberty Changes that occur in the brain in the teen years How growing up and autism interact Suggestions on supporting an autistic teenager This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region. Date: Thursday 15th September 2022 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Booking Information: To register for this event…

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Parents Support Group – Northfield – Autumn 2022

16th September at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield
Birmingham, West Midlands B31 2NQ United Kingdom
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Free
People in a support group meeting

Our face to face support group is back! It’s an opportunity to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance. Fridays: 16th September 2022  (also on: 14th October) Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Location: Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NQ   To book please visit our eShop: Northfield Parent Support Group - Summer 2022 | Autism West Midlands Shop For more…

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Partners of Autistic People – ONLINE Support Group

20th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A couple walking together outside

A supportive and friendly online group for individuals with an autistic partner. A non-judgemental safe space to share experiences with others in a similar situation. Tuesday Evening - 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Via Zoom) 20th September 2022 (also 22nd November 2022) FREE for people living in the West Midlands region. To book please visit our eShop here: Partner's of Autistic People - Online Support Group | Autism West Midlands Shop For more information and to book a place please contact Amanda:…

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Dads Support Group – West Midlands

29th September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton
Birmingham, West Midlands B30 3ES United Kingdom
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Free
A father and son smiling, looking at a book

This is an opportunity for dads to meet in person, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. Dates: Thursday evening: 29th September 2022 (also 24th November 2022) Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Autism West Midlands, Kings Norton Business Centre, Imperial Court, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton, B30 3ES To book please visit our eShop: Virtual Dads Support Group - West Midlands | Autism West Midlands Shop For more information…

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October 2022

Autism and Girls – Webinar for Parents Carers and Professionals – West Midlands Region

4th October at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
Women with autistic girls on a parkland walk

Including: Boys v. girls prevalence Possible explanations Impact of autism on girls Supportive approaches Further sources of information and support This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region. Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Booking Information: To register for this event please click: Register for this free webinar By registering for our webinars you get to see them live & get a link to a recorded version you can watch later. If you…

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Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autumn/Winter 2022

5th October at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A youngster using a laptop computer

Evening Zoom Together for 11 – 17 year olds Free online quiz, chat and activities through ‘Zoom’ Wednesday 5th October (also: 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December) 6 - 7pm These workshops are only for young people living in the Shropshire Council Area To book please visit our eShop: Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autum | Autism West Midlands Shop For further information please contact Wendy: Email: wendyc@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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Pathological Demand Avoidance – Webinar for Parents Carers and Professionals – West Midlands Region

11th October at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A mother with an obstinate child

Including: What PDA is and the history of PDA The key features of PDA Skills and strategies Further information / resources This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region. Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022 Time: 9:30am - 10:30am Booking Information: To register for this event please click: Register for this free webinar By registering for our webinars you get to see them live & get a link to a recorded version you can watch later. If…

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Parents Support Group – Northfield – Autumn 2022

14th October at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield
Birmingham, West Midlands B31 2NQ United Kingdom
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Free
People in a support group meeting

Our face to face support group is back! It’s an opportunity to meet with other parents, share ideas, celebrate achievements and offer support. A member of Autism West Midlands will be present to offer advice and guidance. Fridays: 14th October 2022 Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Location: Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NQ   To book please visit our eShop: Northfield Parent Support Group - Summer 2022 | Autism West Midlands Shop For more information, please contact Amanda:…

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Partners of Autistic People – Support Group

25th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Autism West Midlands – Head Office, Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton
Birmingham, West Midlands B30 3ES United Kingdom
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Free
A couple walking together outside

A supportive and friendly group for individuals with an autistic partner. A non-judgemental safe space to share experiences with others in a similar situation. Tuesday Evening - 6:00pm - 7:30pm : 25th October 2022 (also 20th December) FREE for people living in the West Midlands region. Location: Autism West Midlands, Kings Norton Business Centre, Imperial Court, Sovereign Road, Kings Norton, B30 3ES To book please visit our eShop here: Partner's of Autistic People - Support Group | Autism West Midlands…

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Virtual Dads Support Group – West Midlands

27th October at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A father using a laptop computer

This is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. Free - ONLINE - 'Zoom' Session Dates: Thursday evening: 27th October 2022 (also 22nd December 2022) Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm To book please visit our eShop: Virtual Dads Support Group - West Midlands | Autism West Midlands Shop For more information please contact Amanda: E: amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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November 2022

Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autumn/Winter 2022

2nd November at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE, Autism West Midlands
Free
A youngster using a laptop computer

Evening Zoom Together for 11 – 17 year olds Free online quiz, chat and activities through ‘Zoom’ Wednesday 2nd November (also: 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December) 6 - 7pm These workshops are only for young people living in the Shropshire Council Area To book please visit our eShop: Zoom Together – Evening Fun Sessions for Shropshire Youngsters – Autum | Autism West Midlands Shop For further information please contact Wendy: Email: wendyc@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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