Children and Families
Support for Families in Birmingham
April 2021 update – due to funding constraints we offer a limited service to Birmingham families currently:
- Advice and guidance by calling our Autism Helpline
- Registering for our free on-line webinars listed on our events pages
- On-line support groups: we currently offer monthly day time support groups for the North and South of the city (via Zoom) and a monthly evening Dad’s group (via Zoom)
- Support via our Facebook Groups for Birmingham parents.
Our Birmingham Service above does not receive statutory funding. This vital service is funded by the generosity of individuals and companies that donate to the charity. If you wish to donate please click here
Teens Autism Confident Programme
Funded by the Health and Wellbeing Fund and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.
The young people attending the programme must be aged 13 to 18 years and live in the Birmingham city area.
- helps young people to develop coping mechanisms and support networks
- builds resilience in young people and provide them with opportunities to connect with others in a safe and supportive environment
- explores what it means to be autistic, learn to feel more confident about themselves and their abilities and develop strategies to help with the challenges ahead.
Three programmes are run each year and comprise of six weekly group sessions in a relaxed autism-friendly environment, with a one to one session with an autism specialist at the beginning and end of the six weeks.