Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

At our Children's Centre's we have Family Support Inclusion Workers who are able to offer support to families who have identified additional needs, the workers can offer a package of support for families who have children with additional needs, with a specific focus around ASD.

The Family Support inclusion Workers can also offer support to parents who have additional needs, they can support parents by providing support around the everyday challenges of parenting.

We also run support groups for families who have children that have Autism or who are awaiting a diagnosis, dates for these support group as follows:

Tipton Children's Centre Autism Support Group:-

Saturday 12th May 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00noon

Saturday 9th June 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00noon

Saturday 7th July 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00noon

Venue - Murrayhall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, DY4 0SL

Rowley Children's Centre Autism Support Group:-

Thursday 24th May 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Monday 25th June 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday 18th July 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Venue - Rowley Children's Centre, Dudley Road, Rowley Regis, B65 8JY

For more information please call your local Children's Centre on:

Tipton Children's Centre (0121 522 5150)

Rowley Children's Centre (0121 559 9916)