Inspiring Kids is running a series of four workshops for the parents and carers of children with autism to help them understand the needs of their children more.
The workshops, which will take place on Monday 21 June at New Oriel Hall in Larkhall, include an introductory session followed by three two-hour sessions covering sensory difference, communication and behaviour, and practical strategy.
Inspiring Kids provides tutoring and wellbeing services to support children and young people, and their parents/guardians through their school years and beyond. Founded by Lucy Billington, it offers a range of services that extend beyond academic tutoring, into more nurturing and therapeutic services.
“As a parent of a child with SEN, I know only too well how difficult it is when you receive a diagnosis and don’t know where to turn next,” explained Lucy. “This is one of the reasons I knew all three strands of Inspiring Kids were important – not just tutoring, but mentoring and therapy as well.
“I am thrilled to have recently collaborated with Autism Compass to be bringing a course of workshops for parents of autistic children. The workshops are being run by two passionate autism specialists with extensive experience in the field. They will cover all the areas needed to help parents understand their autistic child, from behaviour and communication to sensory differences, as well as a lot of practical strategies. The workshops will include time for questions, discussion and signposting, and parents will leave feeling more prepared and supported.
“I wish these workshops had been around when I started my journey, as I know they will be an incredibly informative source of support.”