Help! 2 Seminars

What is the aim of help! 2?

The help! 2 seminars aim to provide parents and full-time carers with information and advice, to support them in the care of their child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).The parent seminars will cover a range of topics including An introduction to writing Social StoriesTM, Make your own Visual Supports, Supporting the Siblings of your child with an ASD, Managing Anger in young people with Asperger syndrome, Anti- Bullying and Meeting your child’s Sensory Needs.

About the seminars

The seminars will include presentations, group discussions, video material and practical activities. A help! 2 Parent Manual, including handouts, information booklets and leaflets is included in each seminar.

Please note that the seminars DO NOT include an introduction to autistic spectrum disorders within their content and, therefore, it is recommended that parents/carers attending seminars already have some prior knowledge of ASD.

What does it cost?

The seminars are delivered free to parents/carers through a variety of sources of funding.

We will provide drinks and biscuits but please bring your own lunch with you.

Who can attend the seminars?

The seminars are open to parents and carers of school age children, young people or adults, who have received a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the criteria for each individual seminar – please see guidance notes overleaf.

How do I apply for a place on the seminars?

By completing and returning the enclosed application form you will then be informed whether you have been allocated a place on the seminar(s) of your choice.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Confirmation letters will be sent out approx two weeks prior to the seminar date.

Please return your completed application form to:

Help! Team

The National Autistic Society

Anglo House

Chapel Road

Northenden

Manchester

M22 4JN

For any queries relating to help! 2 seminars please contact

0161 946 1193

Seminars available at the moment

Wilmslow

Monday 13th Sept 2010 – 10.00 am – 2.30 pm

Managing anger in young people with

Asperger Syndrome

Tuesday 14th Sept 2010 – 10.00am – 2.30pm

Supporting the siblings of your child with an ASD

Venue:

Morley Green Club,

Mobberley Road, Morley Green,

Wilmslow, Cheshire,

SK9 5NT

Managing Anger in young people with Asperger syndrome

This is a practical seminar that focuses on communication strategies and dealing with difficult behaviour. It also looks at dealing with your son’s/daughter’s anger and some coping strategies.

In this particular seminar we will not be covering physical interventions

The seminar is specifically aimed at those parents/carers with

children aged 8 – 16 years of age with a diagnosis of Asperger
Syndrome or a child with an ASD who attends a mainstream school.

Seminar delivered by Suzie Franklin, help! Programme Officer

Monday 13th September 2010 – 10.00 am – 2.30 pm

Morley Green Club, Mobberley Road, Morley Green, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5NT

Supporting the siblings of your child with an ASD

A seminar focussing on the needs of the siblings of your child with an ASD and strategies to teach the siblings about their borther/sister and ASD’s.

This seminar is aimed at parents/carers who have a child with an ASD and additional siblings (aged up to 18).

Seminar delivered by Suzie Franklin, help! Programme Officer

Tuesday 14th September 2010 – 10.00am – 2.30pm

Morley Green Club, Mobberley Road, Morley Green, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5NT

Chorley 4 Day Teenage Programme

The programme, which runs for 4 sessions, is for parents/carers of children aged between 13 and 18 years and who have received a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the last 18 months.

Dates of sessions:

1. Mon 27th September 2010 9.30am – 2.30pm

2. Tues 28th September 2010 9.30am – 2.30pm

3. Mon 4th October 2010 9.30am – 2.30pm

4. Tues 5th October 2010 9.30am – 2.30pm

Venue:

Chorley Cricket Club

Windsor Park
Sandringham Road

Chorley
Lancashire
PR7 1LG

To book a place on this programme please complete & return the help! application form.

For any questions or to obtain an application form please contact:

Joanna Kowalik on 0161 946 1193

help! provides support for parents and carers of school aged children, young people and adults who have a recent diagnosis of an ASD.

The programme sessions cover:

· What are autism spectrum disorders – a brief overview

· Top tips for communication and interaction

· Practical strategies for education, educational rights/law and transitions

· Accessing support services and benefits

· Approaching behaviour difficulties

· Puberty and relationships

Programme presented by

Dave Scowcroft

Altrincham

Monday 29th November 2010 10.00am – 2.30pm

Meeting your child’s sensory needs

Tuesday 30th November 2010 10.00am – 2.30pm

Common toileting difficulties in children with autism

The Broomwood Centre

Mainwood Road

Timperley

Altrincham

WA15 7JU

Meeting your child’s sensory needs

This seminar is aimed at parents/carers of people aged 3-18 years

who have a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or ASD.

It offers a chance to explore the effect the world has on your child’s senses and uses activities that can help them deal with this.

Seminar delivered by Dave Scowcroft, help! Programme Officer

Date: Monday 29th November 2010

Venue: The Broomwood Centre, Mainwood Road, Timperley
Altrincham, WA15 7JU

Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm

Common toileting difficulties in children with autism

This seminar will look at how having an Autism Spectrum Disorder can lead to various toileting difficulties.

We will discuss the general process of toilet training and look at the difficulties that children with an ASD may experience regarding toileting including constipation, smearing, fear of using the toilet and the sensory issues associated with this. Parents will gain a better understanding of how the ASD diagnosis impacts on these difficulties as well as a number of tips and strategies to help minimise the problems.

The seminar is specifically aimed at those parents/carers with children aged 3 -16 years of age who have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger’s syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Seminar delivered by Suzie Franklin, help! Programme Officer

Date: Tuesday 30th November 2010

Venue: The Broomwood Centre, Mainwood Road, Timperley
Altrincham, WA15 7JU

Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm

Crewe

Monday 6th December 2010 – 10.00am – 2.30pm

Managing anger in young people with

Asperger Syndrome

Wednesday 8th December 2010 – 10.00am – 2.30pm

Anti bullying support & strategies

for your child with an ASD

Venue:

Hough Village Hall

Cobbs Lane

Hough

Crewe

CW2 5JN

Managing Anger in young people with Asperger syndrome

This is a practical seminar that focuses on communication strategies and dealing with difficult behaviour. It also looks at dealing with your son’s/daughter’s anger and some coping strategies.

In this particular seminar we will not be covering physical interventions

The seminar is specifically aimed at those parents/carers with

children aged 8 – 16 years of age with a diagnosis of Asperger
Syndrome or a child with an ASD who attends a mainstream school.

Seminar delivered by Suzie Franklin, help! Programme Officer

Monday 6th December 2010, 10am – 2.30 pm

Venue: Hough Village Hall, Cobbs Lane, Hough, Crewe, CW2 5JN

Anti- bullying support & strategies for your child with ASD

This seminar looks at the characteristics of ASDs and how these might make children affected more vulnerable to bullying. It helps parents/carers gain a better understanding of the types of bullying that might occur and allows them to share tips and strategies to reduce it.

Seminar delivered by Dave Scowcroft, help! Programme Officer

Wednesday 8th December 2010, 10am – 2.30 pm

Venue: Hough Village Hall, Cobbs Lane, Hough, Crewe, CW2 5JN


Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided free of charge.

Please bring your own packed lunch.

Two members per family may attend (or one family member and a friend).

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Application forms

https://bapsonline.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/wilmslow-help-2-application-form.doc

https://bapsonline.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/crewe-help2-app-form.doc

https://bapsonline.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/chorley-teenage-programme-application-form.doc

https://bapsonline.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/altrincham-help2-app-form-nov-2010.doc



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