PAPAS
Parent Awareness Programme for Autism Spectrum

What is it?

PAPAS is a group for parents of children aged 3 to 14 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder which is  run over 6 weekly sessions, each 2 hours in length with a short 10 minute break.  The group is run by Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy.

The group is for parents who would like to gain a greater understanding of how their child is experiencing the world.

Groups are organised around the age of the child, with parents of younger/older children grouped together and provides an opportunity to connect with other parents that also have a child with autism

The group covers things that may help to improve your child’s everyday life including adapting the sensory world, adjusting our communication and managing behaviour.

What does each session involve?

  • Each session will be 2 hours in length with a 10 minute break.

  • Each session provides a mix of the NHS Professionals sharing ideas to support families and an opportunity for individuals to talk and share personal experiences.

  • Courses are currently being run online.

  • The slides presented will be sent out by email after each session.

How will this help me?

  • Offer support to further understand the needs of your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Social supports – peer learning opportunities, reassurance and empathy

  • Provides an opportunity to share experiences and problem solve with other parents

  • You can attend with another parent or carer (grandparent/friend) to consider your child’s needs together

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