'All in Activities'
Autism West Midlands Updates
Covid Recovery & Beyond
Family Information Directory
Family Information Service
Getting ready to start secondary school
Mental Health - How we can support your child
SEND Local Offer
'Understanding your Child' Training
Autism West Midlands Update
WEEKLY Zoom Advice slots – every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
For those would like some face-to-face contact we are offering this virtually via video appointments. Zoom works well on mobile phones. To book a 45 min advice appointment with a specialist autism advisor please book via our shop.
Virtual Support Group for Parents - Wednesday Mornings 10am-11am & Wednesday Evenings 8pm-9pm – 1st and 3rd Weds of each month (term time)
Our online support groups meet twice a month via Zoom. This is an opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and offer support.
If you would like to join either of the support groups, please email the team here firstname.lastname@example.org
Dad’s Group – Monthly on a Thursday 7pm-8pm
This is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. For more information and booking details see link below
Advice and support
We also offer advice and support over the phone and via email. Parents/carers and professionals can contact our small team directly to arrange an appointment please call:
Shropshire office - 01952 454156
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Wendy Cowton - 07900784186
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - Emma Hegenbarth - 07881109480
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Dawn Lewis - 07706309382
Email - email@example.com
Helpline - 0121 450 7575
Covid Recovery and Beyond:
Parents and carers of children aged five to 11 years are urged to get their child vaccinated to boost immunity against any future waves of Covid-19
Parents and carers of five to 11-year olds living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being reminded that their child can now get a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, following recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Children of this age are given the doses 12 weeks apart, or 8 weeks if they are at high risk from Covid-19 or if they live with someone with a weakened immune system.
The vaccine is safe and has been tested and trialled around the world, it will boost your child’s immunity and increase protection against any future waves of Covid-19.
To find out more please visit the SEND Local Offer.
Family Information Service
Shropshire’s Family Information Service (FIS) has been providing free information, support and guidance to families of children and young people aged 0-19 years in Shropshire since 2000. It provides information on all aspects of family life, from childcare and things to do through to the sort of family support matters which many families face.
The FIS is always keen to make sure that the information it provides, and the way in which it's provided, meets the ever-changing needs of families in Shropshire.
We'd like to know more about the sort of information parents may want now or what they think would be useful in the future, and would be grateful if you could please ask them to complete our short survey which covers some of the many issues affecting families.
To find out more about the FIS please take a look at our webpages.
You can also follow the FIS on Facebook.
SEND Local Offer (New Video)
We are delighted to be able to share with you a new video we have produced which explains what the Shropshire SEND Local Offer is, and how it can help parent carers and families. The video shows the full range of information available on the Local Offer and the directory element. It also shares how parent carers can get involved in producing the Local Offer. You can watch this short video on the Shropshire SEND Local Offer YouTube channel:
What is the SEND Local Offer? (signed version)
What is the SEND Local Offer?
Parent carers can access a range of free online courses to help and support them in their role as parents. These include…
- Understanding your Pregnancy
- Understanding your baby
- Understanding your child
- Understanding your child with additional needs
- Understanding your teenager
- Understanding your child’s mental health
- Understanding your relationships
For further information please visit the Family Information Service online directory