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Parents & Carers Community Links & Events Information

Parents & Carers Community Links & Events Information

Autism Specific Information

General Information

1st to 7th April 2019 is World Autism Awareness Week. This years theme is 'Same but Different.'

The National Autistic Society provides a wealth of information and support for families and carers of children and young adults with a diagnosis of Autism through their website which can be found here.

You may also find this Autism Key Facts resource useful for more information about Autism.

The Autism Show is an annual event organised in association with the NAS - well worth a visit for all professionals, parents and carers alike!

This years event is taking place at Birmingham NEC from 21st to 22nd June 2019.

There is a programme of guest speakers with differing areas of expertise, as well as opportunities to listen to experiences and advice from adults on the spectrum.

There will be support services available for advice, and information about equipment and new resources that may be useful at home.
Please note: there is an entry fee for this event.

For more information, or to book tickets, click here


The National Autistic Society are hosting a series of discussions on aspects of Autism that concern parents in Worcestershire, with the first discussion on 'Pathological Demand Avoidance' to take place on Thursday 11th October 2018

All discussions will take place at the Hive in Worcester from 7pm until 9pm at a charge of £2 per person.

Places are limited to 30 people per session so please email your intention to attend to:

Please click here for a full list of sessions and more information.







Worcestershire SEND Information Roadshows
A parent's guide to the SEND Local Offer, SEND Services and who can help

Do you have a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a Disability?

The Worcestershire SEND Local Offer provides information about what's available for families across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs or are disabled.

You are invited to attend any of the FREE sessions to find out more about the SEND Local Offer and SEND Services but booking is essential.

Please click here for more information about the forthcoming roadshows and how to book your place.

Please click here for more information about 1032's Understanding Your Child Programme, suitable for parents/carers of children aged 4-11 years

Want some ideas for a fun day out? Consider these . . .

Worcester Snoezelen - Specialists in Sensory Happiness

"Worcester Snoezelen offers multi sensory leisure therapy opportunities to people of all ages who have disabilities and additional needs."

Worcester Snoezelen host the following:

  • Sensory Play Sessions - every Tuesday, 9am until 11am & 2nd Saturday of every month, 10.30am until 12.30pm, for children age 0-5 years 
  • Saturday Play Sessions - 4th Saturday of every month, 10.30am until 12.30pm, for children age 5 & over
  • Snoezey Sundays - 10.30am until 1.30pm (please check leaflet for confirmation of dates and times), for children & youngsters age 0-19 years

The play sessions offer a safe and comfortable environment for children with disabilities/additional needs and their families to experience, learn and enjoy through sensory rooms, a hydro pool, activities and soft play.

Boing Zone - trampoline park that offers sessions specific to children with special educational needs every Sunday from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.


Are you in need of some advice and support?

What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful is a "special needs support network that provides a support service for families with special needs." They are hosting coffee mornings for parents/carers in the local area - please click here for details. 


Worcestershire Parent & Carers' Community - is a local charity which supports families across the county who have a child with a disability or additional need. They run monthly activities for families and also offer a 14+ project, designed to give 14 to 19 year olds with additional needs more freedom. Please click here for more information and forthcoming activities.  


SociABLE's are a "specialist provider of supported work placements and inclusive enrichment programmes for socialisation for Children and Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs/Health Conditions." 

For information regarding SociABLE's Enrichment Programme for February to April 2019, please click here.