About Workshops

As a parent/carer, you may feel that more information, help, or advice is needed when supporting the needs of your child, who may have behavioural, sensory, social and/or communication challenges. We at GEMS recognise this and have provided a variety of free courses and workshops that will help develop your knowledge of autism and/or ADHD.

 

The FREE courses and workshops offer support not just for those who are diagnosed, but for those who may have autism and/or ADHD.

 

The courses and workshops vary in length. You will be listening to and speaking with trainers with extensive experience of delivering autism and/or ADHD courses and will have the opportunity to meet and share strategies with other parents/carers.

 

If you live or if your GP is in East Berkshire (Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead or Bracknell) you can Conveniently book yourself in by clicking on the “book here” option next to each workshop or course below.

 

For further information, please contact the team on: Gems.4Health@nhs.net / 0800 999 1342 
Please note that bookings will close when sessions are fully booked / or two days before a session.

 

In addition to the below, we are also able to offer post-diagnosis workshops that are self funded and open to anyone regardless of location in the UK. Details of these can be found here. 

Workshop Title

Course Description

Target Audience

Dates

Time

Booking

Managing Anxiety


Hosted by The Autism Group:

What to do when worries take over. Looking at what causes anxiety & some tried & tested strategies to tackle it.

AUTISM & DUAL DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT

For parents & carers of primary & secondary school aged children.

Online:

Wednesday 8th May 2024.

10am - 12pm

Book Here

Adolescence


Hosted by The Autism Group:

Understanding & responding to the challenges & changes for parenting & caring for autistic teenagers.

AUTISM SUPPORT

For parents & carers of secondary school aged children - Age 11 plus.

Online:

Tuesday 12th March 2024.


10am - 12pm

Book Here

ADHD Teens




Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

Exploring the challenges and concerns, as well as strengths and opportunities. Supporting our teenagers through change - A Strengths-Based Approach in Practice. Identity & Self-Esteem. Staying Connected - Communication and Relationships. Independence & Responsibility. Managing Risk.

ADHD SUPPORT

This workshop is suitable for parents/carers who have previously attended the 3 part ADHD Course.

Online:

Thursday 15th February 2024.

7pm - 9pm

Please contact GEMS to book

Sensory Processing



Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

Understanding sensory processing, sensory overload, sensory seeking behaviour, strategies to support & how to manage sensory arousal.

AUTISM, DUAL DIAGNOSIS & ADHD SUPPORT

For Parents & carers of primary & secondary school aged children.


Online:

Tuesday 19th March 2024.

7 - 8.30pm

Book Here

Over 5's Autism Course


A 3-week course

Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

Session 1: Introduction to Autism, what is Autism? Sensory differences, Assessment overview.

Session 2: Anxiety and Autism, what is anxiety? Knowing when my child is anxious, Supporting my child.

Session 3: Behaviour and Autism, Behaviour detective, Strategies, Signposting and support.

AUTISM SUPPORT

For parents & carers supporting children over the age of 5.

Online:

Tuesday 20th & 27th February & 5th March 2024, Fully booked, waiting list only.



7 - 9pm

Book Here

Under 5's Autism Course


A 3-week course

Hosted by Parenting Special children:

Session 1: Introduction to Autism, what is Autism, Myths and facts & Assessment overview.

Session 2: Autism and Behaviour, becoming a detective, Sensory differences, Anxiety, Sleep.

Session 3: Autism and Building a Support Toolkit, Communication, Visuals and routines, Identifying and supporting emotions, De-escalation and low arousal.

AUTISM SUPPORT

For parents & carers of children of pre school age up to 5 years of age.

Online:

Wednesday 6th, 13th & 20th March 2024.

7 - 8.30pm

Book Here

Sleep - Autism & ADHD


Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

The workshop will cover: Children’s sleep cycles and sleep needs, The reasons behind night settling and night waking, Strategies to feel less stressed when sleep training, new parenting strategies for settling your child to sleep, and staying asleep.

AUTISM, DUAL DIAGNOSIS & ADHD SUPPORT

For Parents & carers of pre school, primary & secondary school aged children.

Online:

New date to be released soon.

7 - 9pm

Book Here

ADHD Course


A 3-week course

Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

Session 1: Provides an insight into what ADHD is. Learn about the challenges & concerns often raised. Explore strengths and opportunities related to ADHD.

Session 2: Learn to understand children's anxiety and how this relates to ADHD.

Session 3: Gain an understanding of attention deficit behaviours & how to manage these.

ADHD SUPPORT

For Parents & carers of children aged 3 and over, primary & secondary school aged children.



Online:

Thursday 7th, 14th and 21st March 2024 - Fully booked waiting list only.

7 - 9pm

Book Here

Girls & Autism

Hosted by The Autism Group:

A look at the behaviours & challenges that may be experienced by autistic girls

AUTISM SUPPORT

For parents & carers of primary & secondary school aged children

Online:

Wednesday 24th April 2024.

10am - 12pm

Book Here

Home Visit Service -Autism Support

An online or in person, 1.5 hour visit offering one to one tailored support.


Conducted by The Autism Group

AUTISM & DUAL DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT

*Criteria for home visit service:

Do not have access to IT.

Have English as a second language.

Have hearing or vision impairment.

Parents/carers who are Autistic themselves/ have additional needs.

Have difficulties with group settings.

Online or in person home visit option.

Please call or email GEMS to book

Support Sessions - Autism support

An online or in person, 45 minute session offering support and advice.


Conducted by The Autism Group

AUTISM & DUAL DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT


Suitable for parent/carers requiring strategies for a new presenting issue.


Parent/carer who is Autistic themselves/ have additional needs and are supporting their Autistic/ Dual diagnosis child.

Online or location based option across venues in Slough, Bracknell Or Maidenhead

Please call or email GEMS to book

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