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Parenting Special Children Pre- and Post-Assessment Workshops – Autism

In light of the latest advice from the UK government advising that everyone should avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus, we will be cancelling all support groups, courses, workshops and clinics until the end of spring term with immediate effect.

A series of three linked pre- and post-assessment workshops for parent/carers of children and young people who are waiting for an assessment for Autism, or who have recently been diagnosed with Autism.

These workshops are open to all parents/carers who live, or whose child attends a school, in Berkshire and who:

  • Have a child who is on the waiting list to be assessed for Autism or
  • Have a child who has just been diagnosed as having Autism and
  • Have NOT previously attended a Time Out from Autism course with Parenting Special Children (PSC)

Parents/carers must attend the Introduction to Autism workshop first, and it is recommended that parents attend all three workshops in the series.

Topics covered include:

Introduction to Autism

  • What is Autism?
  • Challenges & concerns
  • Strengths and opportunities
  • Signposting to support

Anxiety and Autism

  • What is anxiety?
  • Why it makes sense to be anxious if you’re autistic
  • Top strategies to support you and your child

Behaviour and Autism

  • Challenging behaviour: distressing or in distress?
  • Becoming a detective
  • There is always a reason
  • Top strategies to help you and your child

We also run a Sensory Processing Workshop and a Dual Diagnosis Workshop which might be of interest.

A list of upcoming workshops is available on Parenting Special Children workshop

Who to contact

0118 9863532
Pre-and Post - Assessment Workshops - Autism

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Free for Berkshire parent/carers. A number of paid for places are available at £15 per person for non-Berkshire parents/carers and £25 per person for practitioners. A refundable £5 booking deposit is required for all attendees (plus non-refundable Eventbrite booking fee).


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations