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July 2024

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

1st July 2024 at 8:00 am - 22nd January 2025 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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Sandwell Telephone Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Parents

1st July at 10:00 am - 30th September at 2:00 pm
Free

Do you need Autism Specialist Advice and Guidance or someone to talk too who has lived experience of parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum? If so, then why not book a free 45 min Telephone Consultation with one of our Autism Specialist Advisors. For more information, please email: sandwellfamily@autismwestmidlands.org.uk Criteria: You or a supporting professional suspect your child may be on the Autism Spectrum? You are a Sandwell Resident Your child is age between 0 – 17 years You…

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Black Country Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Adults

1st July 2024 at 11:00 am - 26th January 2025 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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Shrops Teens ‘All In’ – Bellevue Youth Club – Pizza & Circus Workshop

22nd July at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Belle Vue Youth Club Rocke Street Shrewsbury SY3 7PY
£12.50

Come and join us at the Youth Club. We will be making pizzas for lunch and also have a visit from Leo's Loco Circus. We are very excited to be welcoming Leo's Loco Circus in the afternoon for some circus fun. As well as this amazing workshop we will also have our usual games, drawing and Lego available throughout the session. During the morning the young people will make their own pizzas which they will be eating for lunch (or…

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Dad’s Group

25th July at 6:00 pm - 26th September at 8:00 pm
Sense TouchBase Pears 750 Bristol Road Selly Oak B29 6NA 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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LGBTQ and Autism Meet Up

26th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swan Theatre, Worcester The Moors Worcester WR1 3ED
Free

Welcome to the LGBTQ and Autism Meet Up! Join us at the Swan Theatre, Worcester for an evening of connection, support, and understanding. This event is a safe space for individuals who identify as LGBTQ and are on the autism spectrum to come together, share experiences, and build a sense of community. Whether you're looking to make new friends, seek advice, or simply want to feel understood, this meet up is for you. Let's celebrate our diversity and forge new connections. We can't…

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Shropshire Family Event

29th July at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Alderford Lake Tilstock Road Whitchurch SY13 3JQ
Free

Family Event. Come and join us for an adventure at Alderford Lake. Free entry for Shropshire residents. Welcome to the Family Event! Come and join us for an adventure at Alderford Lake Whitchurch. A chance to meet other parent/carers in an inclusive environment, lots of outdoor space to explore. The event is supported by our team of Specialist Autism Advisors. Meeting at the entrance at 11:00am. This event is accessible to Shropshire Council residents only Please book one ticket per…

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August 2024

Shropshire Teens – Battlefield Birds of Prey Centre, Shrewsbury

1st August at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Battlefield Bird of Prey Centre formerly Battlefield Falconry Centre Battlefield 1403 Shrewsbury SY4 3DB
£12.50

Hey teens of Shropshire, come hang out at Battlefield Birds of Prey Centre in Shrewsbury for an awesome day with some amazing feathered friends! Come join us at the Battlefield Bird of Prey Centre for an exciting day filled with amazing birds of prey! Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures while learning about their behaviors and habitats. This event is open to autistic teens in Shropshire 11-17 with an 'all in' number (no diagnosis required). You will need to…

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Black Country Wellbeing Walk for Parents and Families

1st August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Walsall Arboretum 139 Broadway North Walsall WS1 2QB
Free

Join us for a friendly, non-judgemental family wellbeing walk at Walsall Arboretum. This event is for families with autistic children. An opportunity to talk to Autism West Midlands Staff and other parents while enjoying the nature in an outdoor setting. We will meet on the free car park on Broadway north. Parents who bring children along with them must be responsible for them on the day as Autism West Midlands staff are only there to facilitate on the day. For…

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Shrops Teens -Bellevue Youth Club – Craft Workshops & Sensory (Teen Conf)

5th August at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Belle Vue Youth Club Rocke Street Shrewsbury SY3 7PY
£12.50

Come and join us at the Youth Club. There will be a decopatch workshop, biscuit decorating and a wellbeing workshop: sensory differences. Come and join us at the youth club where all of our usual games and Lego will be available . In addition to this, we will have a Decopatch workshop, biscuit decorating and we will also be delivering one of the sessions from our teen autism confident program: sensory differences. This will involve learning more about the 8…

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How Autistic People Process Information Webinar

6th August at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an in-depth training session exploring How Autistic People Process Information. During this webinar, we will cover: Executive Function and what can support this Central Coherence Theory of Mind and the Double Empathy problem Monotropism The strengths of the autistic brain Book at: https://3edea674-300a-4420-9f42-a09bb5469dc4.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/10583925/register?in_tok=aac5837d-81e4-44ce-8147-a03fd2359993 This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands.

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Teen Autism Confident – Herefordshire

7th August at 10:30 am - 21st August at 2:30 pm
The Fred Bulmer Centre Wall Street Hereford HR4 9HP
Free

A free 3-week course for teens in Herefordshire to learn more about autism and meet other autistic teens in a supportive group environment. The course will explore topics ranging from understanding autism to self-esteem and self-image. Each session will focus on a different topic. The sessions consist of advisor led information and discussion; attendees are welcomed to join in but there is no pressure to do so. Places on the course must be booked in advance. The programme runs for…

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Shropshire Family Event – Oswestry Nature Trail

8th August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oswestry Nature Trail Whitehall Oswestry SY11 2XY
Free

Come join us at the Oswestry Nature Trail for a fun-filled day with your family. Explore the beautiful surroundings, engage in exciting activities, and create lasting memories together. This in-person event offers a great opportunity to bond with your loved ones while enjoying the wonders of nature. Supported by Autism West Midlands advisors the event is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and families from the Shropshire community. Don't miss out on this fantastic chance to connect with nature and…

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LGBTQ and Autism Meet Up

9th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swan Theatre, Worcester The Moors Worcester WR1 3ED
Free

Come join us for a special meet up where members of the LGBTQ community and individuals with Autism can connect, share experiences, and support each other. This in-person event will provide a safe space for open discussions, networking, and forming new friendships. Whether you identify as LGBTQ, are on the Autism spectrum, or are an ally, all are welcome to attend. Let's come together to celebrate our unique identities and build a stronger, more inclusive community. We look forward to seeing you there! 18+

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Autism and Me for diagnosed autistic 8 – 12 years supported by SOLAR

12th August at 10:00 am - 14th August at 11:30 am
Chelmsley Wood
Free

Is your child autistic? Are they aged 8-12 years? Would you like them to learn more about what it is to be autistic in a neuro-affirming way? Then enquire about our Autism and Me program.   Autism and Me is a 3-morning, face to face group program for autistic children aged between 8 and 12 years. It offers the opportunity to explore what it is to be autistic in a small, supportive group setting.   It provides the opportunities to…

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Shropshire Family Event – Medieval Madness Indoor Play

12th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medieval Madness Vanguard Way Shrewsbury SY1 3TG
Free

Welcome to the Shropshire Family Event at Medieval Madness! Join us for a day filled with fun for the whole family, slide your way through the day. Bring your family and friends for a day of laughter and memories. We can't wait to see you there!

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Summer Wellbeing Walk

13th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre (formerly Sandwell Park Farm) West Bromwich B71 4BG
Free

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 are supervised at all times. Trail description: Starting at the path in the corner of the car park at the bottom of Salters Lane next to Sandwell Park Farm We will cross the…

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Shropshire Teens – Alpaca picnic and Farm experience – Frankly Alpacas

15th August at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Frankly Alpacas Pound Lane Broseley TF12 5AU
£10.00

Join us for a fun day out at Frankly Alpacas - Shropshire Teens Alpaca Picnic and farm experience! Come join us at Frankly Alpacas for a day filled with fun, fluffy animals, and a picnic. Get up close and personal with the adorable alpacas, learn about their care, and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful countryside. We will also be walking with the sheep and spending some time with the cows too! Don't miss out on this opportunity to make new friends…

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Sutton Wellbeing Walk – Children Welcome

16th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sutton Park Park Road Birmingham B74 2YT
Free

Join us for a Wellbeing Walk designed for the whole family! This event is open to autistic adults, children, and their families. We will meet at the beautiful Sutton Park, where we can enjoy a leisurely walk through nature. What to Expect: A relaxed, family-friendly environment. An opportunity to meet other families and staff from Autism West Midlands. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and perhaps spot some wildlife. Feel free to bring a camera or binoculars!

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Family Picnic Wellness Event Solihull

16th August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mill Pool Woods, Lode Lane, Solihull B91 2HZ
Free

Come and join our friendly specialist autism advisor for an autism community picnic. Based at 1st Solihull scout hut, where there are beautiful woodlands and a large field area. The RAIN WONT STOP US! We will have use of a large inside area if needed and toilets. This event will take place on Friday 16thth August You can drop in at any time between 11am – 1pm Stay as little or as long as you wish during these times Bring…

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