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 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.


Understanding Autism – Basic Overview

Tuesday 13th March, 2018. 10.00am – 12.30pm
County Lounge, Cheshire County Sports, Plas Newton Lane, Chester. CH2 1PR

Understanding autism is one of the Autism Seminars for Families which provides information and advice to parents and carers of children who have an autism diagnosis. The seminar is particularly suited to parents and carers of children with a recent diagnosis but as some families have had little or no access to post diagnosis information it can be useful for them too.

The seminar will help families:

· to get a better understanding of how autism affects your child
· to gain information to help you and your child live with autism
· to find out about sources of additional support.

To book  go to

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, ( 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.

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