Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Shrewsbury

Start Date:
29th March 2019

End Date:
17th May 2019

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Event title: Rising to the Challenge – 2019 Workshops – Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Weblink: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 250962
Event description: Rising to the Challenge 2019 Workshops in Shrewsbury for family carers living in Shropshire “Best parent training and support programme” Social Care Award 2017.

This is a series of six workshops during March, April and May for family carers who really want to understand their child’s autism. 

The course consists of 6 sessions as detailed below.

Friday 29th March (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) – Autism as a Spectrum

  • Exploring the world of autism
  • The individuality of children on the spectrum
  • How autism is diagnosed

Friday 5th April (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)- The Sensory World of Autism

  • Sensory Processing
  • How children with autism experience their senses
  • Improving sensory experiences for you child

Friday 12th April (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Exploring Communication

  • The developing communicator
  • How your child with autism communicates
  • Communication ideas for your child

Friday 3rd May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

  • How children develop social skills
  • Social skill difficulties in autism
  • Promoting social skills with your child

Friday 10th May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Understanding and minimising difficult behaviors

  • Anxious behaviors and autism
  • Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts
  • Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions

Friday 17th May (9.30 am – 12.30 pm)-Happiness and Well-being

  • Practical strategies to promote self
  • esteem and well-being for your child
  • Reflection time

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the eShop:


Parents and carers must be resident in the Shropshire Council area.

Please provide your mobile number when booking so that we can send you a text reminder.

Cost: £10 individual or £15 per couple.

If the cost is a barrier to you attending, please contact us by email to shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk or call 01743 250962

This course is funded by Shropshire Council and Shropshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group so places are only available for family carers living in the Shropshire Council area.

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