We currently have spaces in 2 of our groups - Discovery Group and Chill Club. Please email email@example.com for further details and a referral form.
Due to continued high levels of demand South West Autism are now recruiting for team members to work Saturdays and possibly evenings and school holidays.
Experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum, car owner , dbs checked, all essential.
Preferably paediatric first aid and safeguarding trained.
This will be to cover Exeter, East and Mid Devon. Ideally suit LSA/TA looking to increase hours and or gain further training and experience.
Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
Applications by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org (strictly no agencies).
Monthly parent support group in Axminster on Wednesday evenings.
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Sensory processing difficulties parent training day in Torbay Saturday 23rd March 10am-3pm.
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Hosted by South West Autism CIC March 30th 2019 free event for parent/carers at the Beacon Centre , Exeter EX4 8LZ from 10am-3pm.
Meet up with other parents and service providers, refreshments available, pop along to this free event for information and advice or just to meet up with others.
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South West Autism in association with Anna Findlay of MYOT are holding a Sensory Processing Difficulties Training day on 7th January 2019 in Exeter (11.30-3.30). Please be aware that this may be a non pupil day.
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New Drama Group for secondary aged children starting 2019. Monthly 2 hour group in Exeter on Saturday mornings
We are delighted to announce our next parent training course Understanding the Autistic Spectrum will take place in Paignton on November 23rd 2018. This will run during school hours to allow as many people as possible to attend.
Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis as numbers are limited.
For details and the book a place please email only-
South West Autism is attending the Curly Hair Project on 17th November to promote our services in particular those for females.The first Autism Learning Day which incorporates anxiety, social energy, sensory processing and emotions starts on Saturday 17 November 2018 in Exeter. The link below takes you to the event with information and the ability to book tickets:
We are looking at starting up another girls group to meet demand. It will again run on a Saturday morning once a month in Exeter. This will be for secondary aged females on the spectrum (11-20). Starting this October 2018.
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We have recently been looking at our children's services and are reviewing what we offer. We have identified a core group of children who aren't necessarily ready to come out into the community in our groups (even if there were spaces) due to them needing a higher level of support at present. Some have ADHD or language difficulties as well as being on the autistic spectrum. Yet we do understand how important it is to get your children used to becoming more independent from their parents and having social opportunities with other children.
We are proposing a monthly Saturday group for children aged 8-11 who are either diagnosed or awaiting a diagnosis/assessment. All activities, games and play will take places within a regular safe base for the children.
We will limit this group to 10 children with 3 experienced adults (hopefully 1 male and 2 female) to support the small group.
Initially the group will run for 2 hours but we hope to increase this to 3 hours. The cost will be £15 per hour plus VAT per session. Missed sessions will have to be paid for.
This will be in Exeter once a month on Saturday mornings. First sessions will June 2nd and July 7th.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. A maximum of 10 spaces will be available.
Are you a parent/carer of a young person living in the Colyton/Axminster area? "Putting the Pieces Together" offer a monthly support group (the last Tuesday of the month from 12.30-2.30) . This a parent led organisation.
Also, are you interested in attending our Discovering Rainbows 6 session parenting course in Axminster, if so contact Debbie from Putting the Pieces Together on email@example.com
South West Autism will be running 2 small group workshops for school staff and support practitioners on
Understanding Lego Therapy. This will take place at our Pinhoe office, out of school hours May 2nd and/or 5th 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place.
From the end of March 2018 we are again offering Lego Therapy sessions.
LEGO therapy can result in better communication skills for children with autism and other social communication disorders. This specific type of play therapy also improves children’s abilities to change their behaviour, understand and talk about their feelings, solve problems and learn about the world in which they live, more so than any other play therapy.
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This is a weekly discussion group for young people to safely talk about their views of having a diagnosis of ASD as we are aware some young people struggle and feel socially isolated as a result.
The aim will be to identify and promote their good qualities and strengths whilst sharing the views and challenges of others.
The group will be limited to 5 young people at a time to ensure everyone can be involved.
It will be open to everyone aged 10 and over.
Are you new to the diagnosis of Autism or awaiting a diagnosis? Are you struggling to make sense of some of the behaviours of your child?
If so , we have a training session for parents and carers which maybe of interest to you. Or you may feel you need a refresher!
We are holding an Understanding the Autistic Spectrum course on April 17th in Exeter from 9.45 - 2.15pm.
This event is offered at a special rate of just £18 per person for parents/carers and includes teas/coffees.
This event is limited to just 30 people.
Hence, once booked we will need to charge in advance and the cost is non refundable.
The venue is on a bus route and there is also free road side parking.
To reserve your place please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to Know" is a new forthcoming project for young males aged 11-15 and 16-18. These sessions aim to provide social sexual understanding , advice and guidance to males in small group settings. Focus will be on puberty and sexual understanding including vulnerability. It is our experience that young people often have a understanding of the biology of becoming an adult but wiith little experience and knowledge of the social "requirements" that comes with it.
Sessions will be held in Exeter and each programme will be for 6 sessions.
For more information including costs please email email@example.com
An Understanding Autism training course is being held for professionals on Friday 30th June 2017. This will be in Exeter from 9.30am - 3pm. The cost is £40 per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
We are holding a training day for parents and family members on Friday 7th July 2017. This will be held in Exeter 9.30am - 2.30pm. The cost is £30 per person. Please email email@example.com to reserve a place.