Parent Workshops

Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents

We offer a free programme of five sessions providing learning, support and advice on various aspects of being autistic during your child’s assessment, or following diagnosis. The sessions are usually led by an autistic trainer.

Each session will cover a different area with the aim of increasing understanding of your child’s perception of the world, and how this may show itself in how they might react to everyday situations.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the first 4 sessions as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour. If, however, you are unable to participate on any of the dates you have the option of catching up next time around as this is a rolling programme.

Each Group is 3 hours long and will include a presentation on the given topic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join group discussion during a question and answer session following the presentation.

Please note that the workshops are delivered via Microsoft Teams, due to social distancing restrictions.

To book a place on the programme please email information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk.

Aldershot

Thursday 17/09/20 - Introduction to course

Thursday 22/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Thursday 19/11//20 - Autistic Communication

Thursday 17/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Thursday 07/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Thursday 04/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

Basingstoke

Wednesday 23/09/20 - Introduction to course

Wednesday 07/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Wednesday 11/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Wednesday 09/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Wednesday 20/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Wednesday 10/02//21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

Eastleigh

Friday 11/09/20 - Introduction to the Course

Friday 09/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Friday 13/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Friday 04/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Friday 15/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Friday 12/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

Fareham

Wednesday 16/09/20 - Introduction to course

Wednesday 14/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Wednesday 18/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Wednesday 16/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Wednesday 27/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Wednesday 24/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

Havant

Monday 14/09/20 - Introduction to course

Monday 12/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Monday 16/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Monday 14/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Monday 18/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Monday 08/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

New Forest

Friday 04/09/20 - Introduction to course

Friday 02/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Friday 06/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Friday 08/01/21 - Autistic Social Interaction

Friday 29/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Friday 05/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)

Winchester

Friday 18/09/20 - Introduction to the course

Friday 16/10/20 - Autistic Thinking

Friday 20/11/20 - Autistic Communication

Friday 11/12/20 - Autistic Social Interaction

Friday 22/01/21 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Friday 26/02/21 - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Via Microsoft Teams (you will be sent a link to join the online workshop session)




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Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents

Venues include Aldershort, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Havant, New Forest and Winchester

We would like to invite you to a free programme of five sessions offering learning, support and advice on various aspects of being autistic during your child’s assessment or following their diagnosis.

Each session will cover a different area with the aim of increasing understanding of your child’s perception of the world, and how this may show itself in how they behave.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the first four sessions as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour. If, however, you are unable to attend on any of the dates given overleaf, you have the option of catching up next time around as this is a rolling programme.

What will happen at the group?

Each group is three hours long and will include a presentation on the given topic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join group discussion during a question and answer session following the presentation.

To book your place please email the Information, Advice and Guidance Team on information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk

2020 Locations, Dates and Times

Aldershot

Friday 13th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Aldershot Centre for Health, Hospital Hill, Aldershot, GU11 1AY


Basingstoke

Wednesday 4th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

Brookvale Community Centre, Lower Brook St,

Basingstoke, RG21 7RP


Eastleigh

Check back for new dates

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

Wells Place Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh, SO50 5LJ,


Fareham

Check back for new dates

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

Autism Hampshire, 1648 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley

Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AH


Havant

Wednesday 26th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

Oak Park Health Centre, Lavant Drive, Havant, PO9 2AW


New Forest

Check back for new dates

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

Calmore Community Centre, Calmore Drive, Southampton

SO40 2ZU


Winchester

Monday 16th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10 am to 1 pm

UNIT 12 Winnall Valley Rd, Winchester, SO23 0LD

Autism Hampshire will be holding 6 free Autism Support and Information workshops for families of children and young people on the autism spectrum, across Southampton.

Click here for an information sheet with full details of content, times, dates and venues

For more information and to book a place please contact the Autism Hampshire Information and Advice team.

Workshop Details

The aim of the sessions is to provide insight, advice and support prior, during or following a child's assessment and diagnosis. Each session will explore a different

aspect of your child’s unique way of experiencing the world, and suggest practical ways in which their

differences can be accommodated and supported. The focus will be on nurturing the autistic child and their characteristics rather than teaching them to ‘mask’ or ‘pass for normal’.

What will happen at the group?

Each workshop is 3 hours long. The first part consists of a presentation after which there will be an opportunity for questions. The workshops are open to family

members and others closely associated with the care

and support of the child.

The course is not open to professionals unless they are attending in their capacity as parent or carer.

Aldershot Parent Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday 10/06/20
  • Wednesday 08/07/20
  • Wednesday 23/09/20
  • Wednesday 07/10/20
  • Wednesday 11/11/20
  • Wednesday 09/12/20

All sessions will take place between 10 am and 1 pm

At:

Brookvale Centre

Lower Brook St

Basingstoke

RG21 7RP

It is Autism Hampshire's policy to ensure all its staff are trained to the very highest standards. To facilitate this we have a robust annual training calendar of in-house specialist training covering the care and education of adults on the autism spectrum.

All support staff from day one of Corporate Induction are working towards becoming an Autism Practitioner by following the Autism Practitioner Pathway

Autism Hampshire trainers, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Autism Voice, delivers the Autism Ambassador scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight and it was launched in May 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the ‘Think Autism’ strategy.

An Autism Ambassador can:

  • provide the opportunity to make a difference to a person living with autism and their families.
  • act as an agent for change through being a positive voice for people on the autism spectrum
  • raise awareness of autism through work processes and practices
  • influence reasonable adjustments that can be made in the workplace
  • build knowledge and sharing of best practice through development networks.

‘Very thought provoking thank you. Will certainly support the work I am currently undertaking’.

‘Great delivery and incredibly informative! Very approachable and clearly passionate team’.

For further information contact: admin@ascambbassador.org.uk

Or visit the website: http://www.ascambassador.org.uk

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