Autism Parent Programmes & Workshops

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1 2 Autism Parent Programmes & Workshops Spring Term 2013 Workshop Date/Time First Aid for Parents & Carers of Children & Young People with Autism FREE Presented by Sue Jackson, Bespoke Training Thursday 17 th January 10am 3:30pm First Aid for Parents & Carers A free workshop for Parents & Carers of Children and Young People with Autism This workshop is designed to give a basic knowledge of First Aid. HSE Accredited. Places limited to 12 per workshop Please note this is a First Aid Workshop, providing information on how to treat injuries only it is NOT autism behaviour management! FREE Workshop For Parents & Carers of children & Young People with Autism only. Due to funding criteria this workshop is not available to professionals Contact Nicola Hawkins Autistic Spectrum Drop-In Mornings 3 rd Wednesday of every month. 10am 12:30pm Informal Drop In Sessions An opportunity for Parents & Carers of Children with ASD to meet other parents, have a coffee & a chat and speak to professionals from Health & Social Services. The Children s Centre City Hospital Campus Hucknall Road NG5 1PB

2 Fiona Speirs Thursday 14 th February Presented by Fiona Speirs Autism & Challenging Behaviour 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Consultation times 5:30pm & 6pm). For parents/carers of a child with a diagnosis of ASD. To gain a better understanding of the reasons for your child s behaviour and strategies for managing behaviour. 10 per person (50% reduction for additional family member) 15 with consultation (first come, first served basis) only 2 appointments available, must be pre booked ( 20 per couple). Sibs Training for Sibling Group Leaders (Professionals Only) Presented by Nicola Dean, Sibs Wednesday 27 th February 35 Presented by Nicola Dean, Sibs Training is for: Professionals who would like to set up a new sibling group (who have experience of working with children in groups)and sessional workers/volunteers involved in groups. Purpose of the training: To Equip participants with enough information, activities & confidence to set up a sibling group for children aged 7 upwards. Participants will gain: A clear rationale for running a sibling group, information on how to structure a sibling group. Recreational and discussion activity ideas for your group and information and good practice for sibling group leaders. 35 Please make cheques payable to NORSACA

3 Dads Forum Evenings TBC A range of social evenings including ten pin bowling, snooker evenings etc. Dates & details to be confirmed. Please call Kieran at Park Hall for further details. Contact Kieran Lee Please search facebook for Notts Dads Forum Drop In Session Tall Trees Day Services (Retford) Friday 25 th January Friday 22 nd February Friday 26 th April Informal Drop In sessions for Parents & Carers of young people with ASD & Aspergers syndrome. Tea & coffee available. NORSACA Tall Trees Rectory Road Retford shire DN22 7AY 10am 12:30pm Peter Melia

4 Sensory Workshop Presented by Linda Lyn-Cook Wednesday 6 th March 10 per person (50% reduction for additional family member) Consultant Lecturer Autism Thursdays 7 th, 14 th & 21 st March 18 th, 25 th April and Early Years Parent Programme 6:30 8:30pm A series of workshops for parents of children between the ages of 2 5 years on the Autistic Spectrum, living in shire. Each session will include input from professionals with expertise in autism & will provide opportunities for questions & discussion. Linda Jones 2 nd, 9 th & 16 th May Topics covered will include: Delegates must be able to attend all sessions Introduction to ASD Communication Behaviour Education Accessing help Parents feelings & emotions

5 Fiona Speirs Managing Stress & Anxiety for People with Autism Thursday 21 st March 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Consultation times 5:30pm & 6pm). Presented by Fiona Speirs For parents/carers of a child with a diagnosis of ASD. 10 per person (50% reduction for additional family member) 15 with consultation (first come, first served basis) only 2 appointments available; must be pre booked ( 20 per couple). Asian Families Group 10am 12:30pm Thursday 31 st January Thursday 21 st February Thursday 21 st March For Parents & carers of children of any age who have ASD. The workshops cover various autism related topics and features workshops with Autism Specialists. New Art Exchange Gregory Boulevard NG7 6BE Contact Sue Lee Thursday 25 th April

6 Including Parents Conference Wednesday 13 th March 2013 Daytime Session: 9.15am 3.30pm Evening Session: 6.30pm 9.00pm Note delegates attend either session (not both) A free conference for parents and carers of children with additional needs who live in the County or attend a County school. Delegates to choose 2 workshops to attend in the day session or 1 in the evening. Daytime workshops include: How Does It Feel (sharing experiences) Supporting Your Child Through Bullying Situations* Make It, Take It, Use It Sleep We d Like Some! Behaviour Using a Hammer to Crack a Walnut!* Dads Matter (sharing experiences)* shire County Council Bestwood Lodge Hotel Bestwood Country Park Arnold, NG5 8NE Booking is essential - by completion and return of booking form only. Details / Booking Forms will be available from 1 st February please ring to request a form * Also available in the evening sessions