Has your child just received an autism diagnosis?
Support sessions for parents of newly diagnosed autistic children and young people are available.
- If your child is under 6 years old and was diagnosed through the Child Development Team, you can attend:
ATLAS sessions (in partnership with NHS)
- If your child is 6 years old or above and has received their diagnosis through CAMHS, you can attend:
Post-diagnostic Psychoeducation for Parent and Carers of Children 6yrs+
These sessions are designed to help parents and carers understand the autism diagnosis and what their autistic child may experience, to help support needs and adapt the environment effectively.
While parents and carers are experts on their own children, a diagnosis of autism can often feel like a learning curve in the family, with everyone responding in different ways and having different levels of awareness. A whole range of emotions are to be expected initially, from relief to worry amongst a few, with no particular pattern to be expected.
Educational Psychologists within the EASA team are offering a series of 3 Psychoeducation sessions for parents/carers of children aged 6 and above, to provide a starting point to developing greater awareness about the autism diagnosis. In these sessions we will be exploring children’s strengths, unpicking where families are in their journey of understanding autism, exploring what autism means from an Autism Education Trust perspective and reflecting on ways forward in supporting the child, family and school on their journey ahead.
These sessions are termly. The first two sessions will run online, with a follow up option for either online or in person at Russet House School.
Summer Term 2024
Thursday 25th April, Thursday 2nd May & Thursday 9th May: 1.00-2.00pm
If you are think you are eligible for this course and have not heard anything from CAMHS please contact them directly.