Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents 

These programmes are available in both Hampshire and Southampton local authority areas.

Click here for Hampshire PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOW INCORRECT AND THESE SUPPORT GROUPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED BY HAMPSHIRE CAMHS

Click here for Southampton PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOW INCORRECT - WE ARE AWAITING NEWS ABOUT MORE FUNDING FROM SOUTHAMPTON NHSTO CONTINUE THESE GROUPS


Hampshire

Hampshire CAMHS and Autism Hampshire would like to invite you to a free programme of six sessions offering learning, support, and advice in various aspects of Autism during your child’s assessment, or following their diagnosis.

Each session will cover a different aspect of the condition with the aim of increasing your understanding of your child’s unique way of looking at 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 5 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.

Each Group is 3 hours long. The first part consists of a presentation on the given topic after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising representatives from Autism Hampshire and CAMHS. If you prefer a less public forum, you may also book a 15 minute 1:1 slot with any of the panel members. If you have previously attended the round of presentations, or just wish to access support, you are welcome to attend the secong part of the meeting separately for ongoing support.

These groups take place in each of the seven Hampshire CAMHS areas. For all dates and venues, visit
Autism Hampshire's website.

To book your place please call Community Access Autism Hampshire on: 02380 766162 or email
communityaccess@autismhampshire.org.uk  

Southampton

Autism Hampshire in partnership with Southampton City Council are holding 5 free Autism Support and Information workshops for families of children and young people with autism, across Southampton.

Workshop Details
The aim of the sessions are to provide advice and support on the various aspects of autism that parents could encounter during a child's assessment or following their diagnosis. Each session will cover a different aspect of autism with the aim of increasing the understanding of each child's unique way of looking at the world, and how this may show itself in how a child behaves.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the 5 sessions, as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour.

If, however, you are unable to attend any of the workshops, there will be the option to catch up on the next course.

What will happen at the group?
Each workshop session is 2.5 hours long. The first part consists of a presentation after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising representatives from Autism Hampshire and a person experienced in workshop's key topic.

If you prefer a less public forum, you may also book a 5 minute 1:1 slot with any of the panel members.

Schedule

Workshop 1 - Introduction into Autism
This session will give a brief overview and understanding of autism.

Workshop 2 -Communication
This session will be focused around speech, language and the links with behaviour and support strategies for developing communication.

Workshop 3 -Social Interaction
During this session social Interaction, bullying& anxiety will be discussed.

Workshop 4 -Sensory Perception
During this session we will be looking at sensory perception, including relationships with food, associated behaviour and anxiety.

Workshop 5 -Behaviour
This session will focus on behaviour and anxiety.

Course dates
For all dates and venues, visit
Autism Hampshire's website

Booking information
To book your place please call Community Access Autism Hampshire on: 02380 766162 or email
communityaccess@autismhampshire.org.uk   

 


 







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