Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition or Aspergers Learning Difficulties

Caring for someone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Asperger’s or Learning Difficulties

We can offer a flexible programme of support to improve the personal health and wellbeing of Carers for people with of adults an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Asperger’s or Learning Difficulties
Our support workers can help you access:

  • Training and workshops
  • Information about Wills and trusts for dependent adults
  • Planning for the future
  • The Mental Capacity Act 
  • Help and support with Carers Assessments
  • Support groups and local drop-in sessions
  • Information about other organisations and services that may help you and the person you care for
  • Help accessing relevant services for help with completing forms

P.A.P.A. Workshops

P.A.P.A. Stands for Positive Adult Parenting/ Partnering of Autism. This workshop explores the complexities of supporting an adult on the Autistic Spectrum (ASC) whether they be your child, partner, spouse or friend. The workshop will cover:

  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Neurodiversity
  • Communication
  • Change and Motivation
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Sensory Differences
  • Reflection
  • Looking Ahead

These workshops have proven extremely popular with Carers, see below for feedback from Carers about the Workshops. For all events please visit our Events page here.

“I recently attended PAPA workshop over some weeks. This was a brilliant workshop held over 5-6 weeks. It really helped me to put some strategies in place for myself and my daughter at home, which have made a positive impact on the household as a whole. I felt the carers support worker really tuned into some of the issues the support group members were coming up with and reacted by putting on a workshop. The support worker was skilled enough to do this by analysing the group and presenting the workshop as an option. She is so supportive and really listens and is very knowledgeable about help and support available. You have had a real positive impact on mine and my family's lives.”

“This course should be given to any parent/carer for an autistic person (in an ideal world!) – It helps you understand and gives you strategies to cope. I am so glad I went”

 

 

 

Southern Rail has produced some communication cards (see enclosed with this newsletter), to assist people who may struggle to ask for information when travelling via train. There are also a range of other services available to assist passengers who have learning difficulties and or physical difficulties. Please check out their accessibility guides including Easy Read information services. http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/easyread/