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Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Camberley

The Autism Trust UK - Online Focus Courses for the Summer holidays

Summer Offer - Online taster FOCUS Courses We are trying to support adults with autism during this difficult Covid19 crisis by providing courses to concentrate their minds and to gain valuable independence skills at the same time as being supported. This short term intervention during the Summer holidays - will be to provide 1 hour per week Online 1:1 Bespoke ASDAN ‘Focus’ Courses in independence...
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Online

Sensory Processing (for parents and carers) - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Sensory Processing Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Sensory processing differences are a common trait of autism. Because of the autistic wiring of the brain, sensory stimuli can be processed in a different way making the world around them overwhelming and unpredictable. Such differences can have a severe impact on a child’s anxiety, learning, engagement and well-being. This sess...
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
World Wide Web

Story Magic Online

Every Wednesday throughout the summer the library service shall be sharing a multi-sensory story online. These are fun and suitable for everyone, but especially brilliant for children with additional needs. The Story Magic Online sessions will be posted on our Family Corner Facebook group, which is free to join, where it will be shown at 2.30pm but do not worry if you miss it you can go back and...
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Online

ASC and Gaming Addiction (for parents and carers) - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Gaming Addiction Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Over the past 30 years, gaming has been one of the fastest growing industries and become a multibillion pound business, taking over other entertainment industries such as film and music. Its popularity has grown to a point where over 95% of children have become gamers. In recent years this has led to a large number of children sp...
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Online

Talking to young people about mental health - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course In this course, we will explore the difficulties around talking with young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The session will include practical strategies and approaches we can use when talking with young people about mental health. There is a small fee payable of £5 to help cover our costs. Please go to https://bit.ly/west-sussex-mind-eventbrite to book ...
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
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Behaviours of concern - an autistic perspective (for parents and carers) - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Behaviours of Concern - An Autistic Perspective About the course Autistic children often have emotional outbursts, and parents and carers are frequently challenged by the behaviours their autistic children exhibit. This workshop explores why autistic children might become angry and strategies that you could use to prevent an outburst or deescalate a meltdown. There is a small fee payable of £5 t...
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
World Wide Web

Story Magic Online

Every Wednesday throughout the summer the library service shall be sharing a multi-sensory story online. These are fun and suitable for everyone, but especially brilliant for children with additional needs. The Story Magic Online sessions will be posted on our Family Corner Facebook group, which is free to join, where it will be shown at 2.30pm but do not worry if you miss it you can go back and...
Monday, 14 September 2020
Portslade

Buzz Buddies on Zoom

Our regular fortnightly online social group. Members decide on what the theme of the day will be. ...
Friday, 18 September 2020
Online

Anxiety in Young People with Autism and Learning Difficulties - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course Anxiety is a real difficulty for many young people and adults with autism spectrum condition, learning difficulties and complex needs. Anxiety can happen for a range of reasons and people with autism can vary in their ability to cope with it. Anxiety can affect both the mind and the body, producing a range of symptoms. This course looks at why young people and adults on the spec...
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Arundel

Slindon College Open Morning

Come and see our stunning and beautifully located Day and Boarding School in West Sussex. Slindon College is an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 8 - 18, set in the historic Slindon House, located in the South Downs National Park. The College provides outstanding transformative education and pastoral care for boys who will thrive in a specialist learning environment more suited to ...
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Online

Youth Mental Health First Aid Awareness - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Youth Mental Health First Aid Awareness Youth Mental Health Aware is an introductory session and is aimed at anyone, over the age of 16, who is working or living with young people aged 8-18 or thereabouts. It is part of the internationally recognised and evidence based MHFA England portfolio of training programmes and is designed to give an understanding of some of the common mental health issue...
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Online

Demand Avoidance - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Demand Avoidance Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Demand avoidant traits can be a trait for some children with autism. Due to the high levels that any demand made (even those that they put on themselves), managing daily activities, tasks and settings can be extremely difficult and stressful for the child and adults. What makes it more difficult is that some of the usual strategi...