Family Seminars

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.


NAS School Exclusions Seminar

Thursday 22nd November, 2018. 10.00am – 12.30pm
NAS Autism Support Hub, Maple Bungalow, Greenbank School, Greenbank Lane, Northwich. CW8 1LD

Presented by Andrew Cutting from the NAS School Exclusions Service. This service offers advice and information to parents of children and young people on the autism spectrum on all aspects of school exclusion in England. This includes advice on informal (illegal) exclusions; fixed-period and permanent exclusions; how to challenge your child’s exclusion and what you can do if you are concerned that your child is at risk of exclusion.

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Moving on from DLA to PIP

Wednesday 28th November, 2018. 9.30am – 1.00pm
Dee Banks School, Sandy Lane, Great Boughton, Chester. CH3 5UX

The main focus of the workshop will be looking at the change from DLA to Personal Independence Payment. Registration  & Coffee from 9.30am, with the presentation to start at 10.00am. There will be a general Q&A opportunity afterwards. It is estimated that the session will finish around 12.00pm but please feel free to stay and have a coffee and chat afterwards. If you would like to book a 15 minute individual appointment with of the DIAL benefits advisers please let us know when you book and bring any relevant paperwork with you on the day.

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Sensory Needs Seminar

Tuesday 15th January, 2019. 9.30am – 2.30pm
St John’s Church, Church Lane, Guilden Sutton, Chester. CH3 7EW

The sensory needs seminar is for parents and carers who would like more information on the sensory difficulties that their autistic child may be experiencing. It provides parents with an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It then explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children on the autistic spectrum.

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