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Teen Life (National Autistic Society)
May 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
A six-session programme free of cost for parents and carers of young people aged 10 to 16 years with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
What is the Teen Life Programme?
Teen Life is a six-session programme for parents and carers of young people with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition. The programme includes information on understanding autism in teenagers and covers a range of topics that are relevant to this age group.
Who is the programme for?
Three places are allocated on the Teen Life Programme: two for parents or carers whose son or daughter is aged 10-16, and one for an accompanying professional at the parent’s or carer’s discretion.
Who runs the programme?
Teen Life is offered by NELC Community Educational Psychology Service autism experienced professionals who have been trained and licensed by The National Autistic Society’s Licensed Training team to run the programme for families in their local area. Sessions last for two-and-a-half hours.
What are the aims of the programme and what will we learn about?
Free of cost to parents/carers and accompanying professionals Teen Life aims to empower parents and supporting professionals to understand more about how autism is experienced by autistic teenagers. Useful strategies will be discussed along with the opportunity to share ideas of how to support the autistic person through their teen years.
Topics covered include understanding autism in teenagers, women and girls, self-esteem, spending time with other people, stress and anxiety, behaviour, puberty, independence skills, education strategies and planning for the future. A Teen Life Programme Book will be provided for each family to accompany the programme.
For further information access the National Autistic Society
Parents / Carers wishing to express interest in participating in the Teen Life programme please email EPtraining@nelincs.gov.uk
Schools and other professionals please support your parents and carers wishing to express interest in participating in the Teen Life programme in emailing EPtraining@nelincs.gov.uk and / or visit Educational psychology support for parents and carers – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
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