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June 2024

Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Shropshire County

1st June at 8:00 am - 23rd December 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 Online Autism Advice and Consultation Sessions – Parents

1st June at 10:00 am - 31st August 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 June at 11:00 am - 27th December 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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Solihull Coffee Morning

12th June at 10:00 am - 13th November 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

13th June at 10:00 am - 15th August 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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Rising To The Challenge – Series of 6 Webinars

14th June at 9:30 am - 26th July 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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Northfield Parent Carer Support Group

14th June at 10:00 am - 12th July at 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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Sutton Parent Carer Support Group

14th June at 10:00 am - 6th September 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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SEN Support for children with SEN but without an EHC plan Workshop

17th June at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Talking SENse! is a registered charity providing independent low-cost advocacy, advice, support, and tribunal representation to parents/carers of children/young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). An online workshop covering: ·What is SEN Support and what does it mean for your child? ·The role of the SENCO How schools should identify and support children with SEN A whistle stop tour of SEN With a short Q&A For more information please contact Amy Steed - Amys@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults

19th June at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jubilee Building @ Queenswood Country Park Dinmore Hill Leominster HR6 0PY
Free

Join us for a chill stroll in nature, perfect for autistic adults looking to relax and connect with like-minded folks. Welcome to the Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults! Join us at the Jubilee Building @ Queenswood Country Park for a refreshing walk in nature. An opportunity to meet other autistic adults, talk to staff from Autism West Midlands and enjoy nature in a calm outdoor setting. There is no expectation to talk or socialise and you are welcome to bring along…

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Dad’s Group

27th June at 7:00 pm - 29th August at 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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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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July 2024

Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults

3rd July at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Trust – Croome near High Green High Green WR8 9DW
Free

Join us for a chill walk and chat session for autistic adults to unwind and connect with like-minded folks! Come join us for a Wellbeing Walk meet up specifically for autistic adults! This in-person event will be held at the beautiful National Trust - Croome location. An opportunity to meet other autistic adults, talk to staff from Autism West Midlands and enjoy nature in a calm outdoor setting. There is no expectation to talk or socialise and you are welcome to bring along a camera…

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Black Country Coffee & Create Morning for Parents

4th July at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barnardos – Oldbury Family Hub, 20-25 Tividale Street
Tipton, DY4 7SD
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Free

Join us for a friendly, non-judgemental coffee morning, support group. Where you will have the opportunity relax and create some beautiful art, while meeting other parents, sharing ideas and offer support. This is a free group for parents and carers of autistic children within the Black Country. This will be led by two Autism specialists from Autism West Midlands who offer advice and guidance and training. Plus Corrine from Craft n Make -who is a professional crafts person, will be providing us…

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Spectrum Support Group for Autistic Parents

8th July at 6:30 pm - 30th September 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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Autism and Sensory Differences Webinar

9th July at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join us for an in-depth training session exploring Autism and Sensory Differences. During this webinar, we will cover: Understanding sensory differences The difference between sensory seeking and sensory avoidance Completing a sensory profile How to help the person you support with sensory differences Book at: https://3edea674-300a-4420-9f42-a09bb5469dc4.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/10583924/register?in_tok=091183c1-a019-4069-b84e-a677a0ff58a4 This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands.

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Handsworth Parent Carer Support Group

9th July at 10:00 am - 8th October 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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Parent/Carer Evening Support Group

9th July at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Court of Requests – JD Wetherspoon Church Street Oldbury B69 3AF
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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Shropshire Coffee and Chat – Shifnal

15th July at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Shifnal, UK Church Street Shifnal TF11 9AB
Free

Come join us at St. Andrews Church for an in-person gathering of Shropshire autism parents 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…

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Wellbeing Walk meet up for autistic adults

17th July at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Trust – Croft Castle and Parkland B4362 Yarpole HR6 9PW
Free

Come join us for a leisurely walk and chat, focusing on wellbeing, for autistic adults like you! Come join us for a relaxing stroll through the beautiful grounds of National Trust - Croft Castle and Parkland. This event is specially designed for autistic adults looking to connect with others in a peaceful setting. An opportunity to meet other autistic adults, talk to staff from Autism West Midlands and enjoy nature in a calm outdoor setting. There is no expectation to talk or socialise…

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