What Next?
A practical course for parents follwing their child’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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We are proud to be offering our brand new group, just for parents: What Next?

An autism diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with. You may be coping with a condition you know very little about, and trying to find new ways for everyone to live together and feel supported.

Moving on from a diagnosis can seem daunting, but we’re here to help. Our “What Next?” group explores the next steps after your child’s diagnosis. Our groups are run by highly qualified clinical psychologists and speech and language therapists, with many years’ experience of working with children and young people with autism.

We are proud to offer a four-week course, providing an opportunity to meet other parents and carers, to explore various topics to help increase your understanding of your child’s autism, develop your appreciation of the positives of neurodiversity, and develop strategies to respond to difficulties.

This is a brand new group, and the details are being finalised. We do know that our first group will be take place in Manchester throughout March 2023. So, if you’re interested, please be in touch.

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Topics Covered

  • What is Autism?
  • Communication
  • Sensory differences
  • Repetitive and restricted interests and behaviours
  • Understanding behaviour and the Arousal Cycle
  • Self-esteem
  • Time with other people
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Puberty and independence
  • Education
  • Panning for the future
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Location and Amenities

  • These details are being finalised, but our first group will be in Manchester
  • The address is likely to be:
    The Woodthorpe
    Bury Old Road
    Prestwich
    Manchester
    M25 0EG
  • Free WiFi and parking will be available
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Timings

  • 09:30am – 10:00am – Arrive for a small breakfast, tea & coffee
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
  • 11:00am – 11:30am – Break, with tea, coffee & refreshments
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Session 2
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Dates

  • Week 1: Wednesday 1 March, 2023
  • Week 2: Wednesday 8 March, 2023
  • Week 3: Wednesday 15 March, 2023
  • Week 4: Wednesday 22 March, 2023
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Costs

  • Our group is charged at £700, for two parents or carers
  • This cost includes all the materials, workbooks, and resources, and guidance from our clinical psychologists and speech and language therapists. We will be available between sessions too.
  • Our group has been designed to be an “all-in-one package”, meaning that we don’t offer an option to choose which sessions to attend. If you can’t make it every week, perhaps our next group will be more suitable.