Autism Hampshire holding regular free Autism Support and Information workshops for families of children and young people on the autism spectrum, across Hampshire.

Workshop Details

The aim of the sessions are to provide advice and support on the various aspects of autism that parents could encounter prior, during or following a child's assessment & diagnosis. Each session will cover a different aspect of autism with the aim of increasing the understanding of each child’s unique way of looking at the world, and how this may show itself in how a child behaves.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through each of the 6 sessions, as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour.

If, however, you are unable to attend any of the workshops, there will be the option to catch up on the next course.

What will happen at the group?

Each workshop session is 3 hours long. The first part consists of a presentation after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising of representatives from Autism Hampshire and CAMHS.

If you prefer a less public forum, you may also book a 15 minute 1:1 slot with any of the panel members.


Workshop 1 - Introduction into Autism

This session will give a brief overview and understanding of autism.

Workshop 2 - Communication

This session will be focused around speech, language and the links with behaviour and support strategies for developing communication.

Workshop 3 - Social Interaction

During this session social Interaction, bullying & anxiety will be discussed.

Workshop 4– Thinking

This session will focus on how a person on the autism spectrum thinks and strategies to support them, such as visual schedules, will be covered.

Workshop 5 - Sensory Perception

During this session we will be looking at sensory perception, including relationships with food, associated behaviour and anxiety.

Workshop 6 - Behaviour

This session will focus on behaviour and anxiety.

Courses - usuallt held 10am - 1pm at the following locations  - future dates to be confirmed:

For Course Dates and Booking Information T 02380 766 162 E

Calmore Community Centre
Calmore Drive
SO40 8ZU

Oak Park
8 Lavant Drive

Osborn Centre
Osborn Road
PO16 7ES

Wells Place Centre
Wells Place
SO50 5LJ

Basingstoke CAMHS
Bramblys Drive
RG21 8UN

CAMHS 3rd Floor
Hospital Hill
GU11 1AY

Winchester and Test Valley CAMHS
24-32 London Street
SP10 2PE

Southampton CAMHS 
Community Access Southampton Office
3 Bassett Avenue
SO16 7DP