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January 2024

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

1st January at 8:00 am - 24th July 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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February 2024

Teen Autism Confident ONLINE for Birmingham and Solihull 13 -18

27th February at 8:00 am - 31st August at 5:00 pm
Free

Teen autism confident is an 8 week program for DIAGNOSED autistic teens aged between 13 - 18 living in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. 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 10 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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Teen Autism Confident Kings Norton for Birmingham and Solihull 13 -18

27th February at 8:00 am - 31st August at 5:00 pm
Free

Teen autism confident is an 8 week program for DIAGNOSED autistic teens aged between 13 - 18 living in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. 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 10 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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Teen Autism Confident SOLIHULL for Birmingham and Solihull 13 -18yrs

27th February at 8:00 am - 31st August at 5:00 pm
Free

Teen autism confident is an 8 week program for DIAGNOSED autistic teens aged between 13 - 18 living in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. 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 10 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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March 2024

Rising to the Challenge, Birmingham and Solihull

12th March at 8:00 am - 31st July at 5:00 pm
Imperial Court 10 Sovereign Road Kings Norton Business Centre Kings Norton B30 3FH
Free

This is one of several 6 week programmes for parents and carers of autistic children that Autism West Midlands will be running over 2024 - 2025 The course will help attendees gain a more in depth knowledge of autism and how it impacts the person that you care for. We will be looking at autism as a spectrum; communication; anxiety; sensory differences and much more. Our Autism Specialist Advisers will deliver the training and support attendees to identify strategies to help support…

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April 2024

Handsworth Parent Carer Support Group

9th April at 10:00 am - 9th July at 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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Solihull Coffee Morning

10th April at 10:00 am - 11th September at 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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Kings Heath Support Group

11th April at 10:00 am - 13th June at 12:00 pm
All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road King’s Heath B14 7RA + Google Map
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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Black Country Autistic Adults Music Activity Session

15th April at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Walsall Hub,1902 Green Lane, Walsall, WS2 8HE
Free

Join us for an afternoon Come along to try out different musical activities. In this group session you will have the opportunity to try out different musical instruments and technology, learn how to write lyrics and put all of this together to create a short song or piece of music with the other members of a small group. No previous musical experience is needed. If you do play an instrument, feel free to bring it to the session.   All equipment…

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Spectrum Support Group for Autistic Parents

15th April at 6:30 pm - 8th July at 8:00 pm
Free

Are you an autistic parent? Would you be interested in attending a support group with other autistic parents and sharing your experiences? If so, then Spectrum may be the support group for you. Monday evenings: 6.30pm-8pm 15/4/24 13/5/24 10/6/24 08/7/24 Sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams Contact amandap@autismwestmidlands.org.uk for more information

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Sutton Parent Carer Support Group

19th April at 10:00 am - 12th July at 12:00 pm
Square Peg Activities, 37 Gate Lane Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham, B73 5TR
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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

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Shropshire Coffee and Chat – Shifnal

22nd April at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Shifnal, UK Church Street Shifnal TF11 9AB + Google Map
Free

Shropshire Parents Coffee and Chat Come join us for a relaxed and friendly gathering at St Andrew's Church in Shifnal, UK. This in-person event is tailored for parents and guardians of children with autism. Connect with fellow parents, share experiences, and find support in an understanding environment. We understand the challenges that come with raising a child with autism, so this event is designed to provide a safe space where you can share your thoughts, concerns, and triumphs with others who truly understand.…

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Rising to the Challenge

22nd April at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Autism West Midlands Head Office Sovereign Road Kings Norton Business Centre King’s Norton B30 3ES + Google Map
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 Birmingham or Solihull can sign up and attend. The…

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Coffee and Chat – Oswestry – Shropshire Council Residents

26th April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Oswestry Memorial Hall Smithfield Street Oswestry SY11 2EG + Google Map
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 your place. 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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Coffee and Chat – Shrewsbury Venue – Shropshire Council Residents

29th April 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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May 2024

Parent/Carer Evening Support Group

7th May at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gospel Oak 1 Bilston Road Tipton DY4 0BT
Free

This is a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to a nice meal 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.

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Rising To The Challenge – Series of 6 Webinars

10th May at 9:30 am - 21st June at 10:30 am
Free

West Midlands Region Rising To The Challenge – series of 6 webinars Topics include – Understanding Autism, Autism and Communication, Autism and Social Interaction, Autism and Sensory Differences and more! A free 6 session course for parents/carers who want a better understanding of their child’s autism and to learn about strategies that may help and support them. (Your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis) Each one-hour webinar is followed by an optional Teams session to explore the…

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June 2024

Autism Themed Quiz

4th June at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnardos – Rowley Regis Family Hub Dudley Road Rowley Regis B65 8JY + Google Map
Free

This fun and interactive quiz is a great opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and connect with parents and carers on their Autism Journey (no-diagnosis required). Refreshments and nibbles provided. Location: Rowley Regis Family Hub Dudley Road Rowley Regis B65 8JY 0121 559 9916

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Coffee and Chat – Oswestry – Shropshire Council Residents

28th June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Oswestry Memorial Hall Smithfield Street Oswestry SY11 2EG + Google Map
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 your place. 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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