Autism Seminars for Families (previously known as the help! programme) are a series of one-day family support seminars.

The seminars are for parents and carers of children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome of all ages and provide information, advice and support.

Seminar pllaces may be booked by clicking on the bookwhen links below. For any queries about the seminars, please email cwacenquiries@nas.org.uk or phone 01606 783295
All our events are free to parents, but we would appreciate a voluntary donation of £5 per family as we receive no funding from either NAS or CWaC for our work.

The next seminars we are offering can be viewed below.

 

Cerebra Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Workshop

Tuesday 24th. April, 2018. 10.00am – 2.00pm
St John’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Guilden Sutton, Chester. CH3 7EW

This workshop aims to give parents the skills, in conjunction with Cerebra’s DLA Guide, (http://www.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/guides-for-parents/dla-guide/) to be able to complete the DLA claim form themselves. It also looks at the common problem areas, bust some of the myths and gets parents to assess whether they are getting the correct rate of DLA for their child (if they already claim it) and if not, how to go about challenging. Related benefits are also looked at briefly. There are case studies for attendees to work on.

The workshop is led by David Williams from Cerebra. David has been delivering training sessions for 15 years, has worked as a parent support worker for 8 years and as a welfare rights officer previous to that, so has been helping families to claim DLA and other benefits for more than 20 years. His son has a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD so he is familiar with the challenges that parents face.

To book  go to http://www.bookwhen.com/cerebra

 

Supporting Siblings

Thursday 3rd May, 2018. 9.30am – 2.30pm
St John’s Church Hall, Church Lane. Guilden Sutton. CH3 7EW

The seminar will look at the experiences of children who have a brother or sister with autism. It will help parents and carers to support their child’s understanding of autism and share a range of strategies that may have a positive effect on sibling relationships. It also aims to make parents and carers aware of how to access sources of support for siblings.

The seminar is for parents and carers of children with autism of all ages.

For any enquiries about this course, please contact cwacenquiries@nas.org.uk

To book  go to http://www.bookwhen.com/siblings

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Thursday 5th July, 2018.

Dee Banks School, Sandy Lane, Chester CH3 5UX

To book, go to - http://www.bookwhen.com/agm49