Autism Berkshire Teen Life courses for parents of autistic children aged 10 to 16
Teen Life is a six-session course for parents and carers of autistic young people aged 10 to 16 and accompanying members of school staff who support their children.
It aims to help them to understand more about autistic teenagers, discussing strategies and sharing ideas about how to communicate with and support autistic young people.
Developed by the National Autistic Society with input from parents and autistic young people, the course covers topics including self-esteem, spending time with other people, stress and anxiety, understanding an autism diagnosis, puberty, independence, special interests and education and planning for the future.
We are running two courses in 2020 in Thatcham for parents and carers who are residents of the West Berkshire Council area, as follows:
- January 27 to March 9 (NB: no session on Monday, February 17, due to half-term).
- April 20 to June 1.
If you are would like to attend one of these courses, please email an expression of interest and a daytime telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you for an informal discussion.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Elaine Dowding
- Contact Position
- Family support team leader
- 01189 594 594
- Teen Life course information
These courses are funded by a grant from West Berkshire Council’s Community Education Fund and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.
Where to go
- Swings & Smiles
A Place to Play
- RG19 3RR
The building is fully accessible and free car parking is available.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Mondays from 12 noon to 2.30pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Each course runs over six weekly sessions
- Places on the courses are free of charge but we ask parents and carers for a voluntary donation of £25, and school staff to pay a £30 fee, for course materials
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
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