Throughout the year, we hold a rolling programme of parent workshops and training.
This is delivered by school staff in conjunction with other professionals such as Speech & Language therepists, Occupational therapists. Some workshops are open to all parents and carers. Others are bespoke.
Workshops we have run in 2021-2022 include;
Let's talk about tricky changes
Let's talk about connecting
In partnership with L.B. Bexley, we are also accredited to run the NAS Teenlife project information about which can be found here and below:
'Teen Life is our six-session programme for parents/carers of autistic young people aged 10 to 16 years. The aim of the Teen Life programme is to bring parents together to share information, experiences and ideas in a structured way. Teen Life emphasises the importance of autistic perspectives, with a variety of videos and quotes used throughout the sessions.
Parents can choose to attend the programme with a supporting professional. Our programme empowers parents to understand more about autism.
Topics covered include:
- understanding autism in teenagers
- self-esteem and spending time with other people
- stress and anxiety
- understanding your diagnosis
- puberty and independence
- education and planning for the future.
A Teen Life programme book will be provided to each family attending the sessions.' autism.org.uk