Rising to the Challenge (Daytime) Shrewsbury

Start Date:
22nd June 2017

End Date:
28th September 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: Rising to the Challenge (Daytime) Shrewsbury
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk
Telephone: 01743 2150 962
Event description: This training workshop is FREE!
Rising to the Challenge is a series of six free workshops for family carers living in Shropshire who really want to understand their child’s autism.

Information about the course:

The aim is for Families attending this course to gain greater confidence in living with autism & feel better equipped to manage the difficulties they are experiencing. All participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences & take away ideas, strategies & resources as well as information about Autism West Midlands’ Information and Support services and other local sources of help.


SESSION ONE – Autism as a Spectrum

22nd June 

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

SESSION TWO – Communication and Understanding your Child’s Behaviour

29th June (Daytime)

  • Communication difficulties in autism
  • Making sense of why children with autism behave as they do
  • Developing better communication with your child

SESSION THREE – The Sensory World of Autism

6th July 

  • Sensory processing
  • How children with autism use their senses
  • Improving sensory experiences for your child


SESSION FOUR – Helping your Child Develop Social Skills

14th September 

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

SESSION FIVE – Anxiety and Anger

21st September

  • The role of anxiety in a child with autism
  • Coping strategies for dealing with autism related anxiety and anger outbursts
  • Strategies to help your child regulate their emotions

SESSION SIX – Happiness and Wellbeing

28th September 

  • Strategies to promote self esteem and wellbeing for your child
  • Reflection on your child’s diagnosis
  • Sources of help and support

Booking Information: To book this event please visit the online shop: https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/rising-to-the-challenge

For more information about this event please contact the Autism West Midlands Shropshire office by calling 01743 250 962 or emailing shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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