Social Interaction Group for Children and Young People

A new 6 week course for 2021 for young people in mainstream education, aged 11-16 (school years 7-11), who either already have a diagnosis of Autism and/or ADHD or are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for assessment.

 

 

 

This programme has been made possible due to funding from Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which serves Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and is provided as part of the Berkshire West Autism and ADHD Service in partnership with Autism Berkshire

Therefore, only children who are registered with a GP surgery that is part of the Berkshire West NHS CCG will be able to access this course. To check your surgery please click here

 

AIMS:

To develop the confidence and emotional well being of young people through meeting regularly with peers and exploring the social world together. The course will focus on issues including knowing ourselves, friendships, self-esteem, independence and self advocacy.

 

Times and Dates of the course: 

Online Mondays after-school 4:30pm to 6pm (via Zoom at present)

Initial Meet and Greet Session Monday 24th May and then weekly for 6 weeks;

Monday 7th June

Monday 14th June

Monday 21st June

Monday 28th June

Monday 5th July

Monday 12th July

Cost: No charge as the course is funded by Berkshire West NHS CCG. Resources for the sessions will be sent to children at no additional cost (Resources are funded by Children in Need). 

To apply:

Download the application form, complete and return by email to: tess@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk 

APPLICATION FORM

Applications received by the 3rd May 2021 will be considered for this series of workshops. We are anticipating a high demand for this service. If we are oversubscribed for the June/July sessions, we will operate a waiting list for future Social Interaction Skills Group courses.  

Professionals, if you would like to refer please contact tess@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

We recommend that parents/carers have attended or attend an Autism and/or ADHD pre or post assessment workshop or course in order for the young person and the family to have the opportunity to learn together. 

  • COST Free for young people registered at a Berkshire West NHS GP Surgery
  • DURATION Initial 'meet and greet' followed by six 1.5 hour weekly sessions
  • DELIVERED BY Specialist Practitioners who run our Auticulate group
  • FREQUENCY Termly