Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents

We offer a free programme of five sessions providing learning, support and advice on various aspects of being autistic during your child’s assessment, or following diagnosis. The sessions are usually led by an autistic trainer.

Each session will cover a different area with the aim of increasing understanding of your child’s perception of the world, and how this may show itself in how they might react to everyday situations.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the first 4 sessions as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour. If, however, you are unable to participate on any of the dates you have the option of catching up next time around as this is a rolling programme.

Each Group is 3 hours long and will include a presentation on the given topic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join group discussion during a question and answer session following the presentation.

Please note that the workshops are delivered via Zoom, due to social distancing restrictions.

To book a place on the programme please email

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It is Autism Hampshire's policy to ensure all its staff are trained to the very highest standards. To facilitate this we have a robust annual training calendar of in-house specialist training covering the care and education of adults with autism.

All support staff from day one of Corporate Induction are working towards becoming an Autism Practitioner by following the Autism Practitioner Pathway

Autism Hampshire trainers, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Autism Voice, delivers the Autism Ambassador scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight and it was launched in May 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the ‘Think Autism’ strategy.

An Autism Ambassador can:

  • provide the opportunity to make a difference to a person living with autism and their families.
  • act as an agent for change through being a positive voice for autistic people
  • raise awareness of autism through work processes and practices
  • influence reasonable adjustments that can be made in the workplace
  • build knowledge and sharing of best practice through development networks.

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