We have lots of events running throughout the year. Please take a look at the following for more details below
Also, don't forget to take a look at our advertised courses too - potentially for professionals, those with Autism, for carers or those just with an interest. Take a look here
News from Dogs for Good - www.dogsforgood.org
In partnership with The National Autistic Society and the University of Lincoln, Dogs for Good completed a three year research project investigating why dogs affect children with autism and the impact on the family as a whole. The research found that owning a pet dog reduced stress in parents of children with autism.
Family Dog workshop places available
Our workshops are designed to provide parents of children with autism with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family.
Workshops are held around the country and use a combination of practical demonstrations with our workshop dogs, discussions, hands on learning and course handouts.
No venues local to you? Whilst we do add new venues occasionally, we are limited with resources and funding so cannot provide a venue that is local to everyone. Please register your interest in future workshops and when we publish our new workshop schedule for 2019 we will notify you by email.
Free computer courses in your local library setup in a relaxed and friendly environment, with approachable and patient tutors, to teach you a range of skills to help with independent life.
These are starting in February at the following venues:
Monday - Winterbourne Library
Tuesday - Downend Library
Wednesday - Emersons Green Library
Wednesday - Bradley Stoke Library
Please take a look at the flyer and if you would like to book or have any questions please contact Susannah Griffiths: 0117 9092 272, email@example.com or pop into your preferred venue and speak to a librarian.
The show Disney's 'The Lion King' will be touring to the Bristol Hippodrome and we are hosting a 'Relaxed Performance' on Tuesday 19th November at 5pm.
While all guests are welcome to any performance, the Relaxed Performance may be something that people with autism and their friends/families/carers would like to be aware of. For anyone who would like more information about the Relaxed Performance, as well as the opportunity to book: click here
Anyone who just wants to buy tickets can click here, for a more direct experience.
Carers Support Centre is hoping to enter a team into this year’s Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 9th June 2019. This is a fun fundraising event which takes place in Bristol Harbourside, and we will be raising money for our charity. This date also marks the beginning of Carers Week, so we hope to make a bit of a splash to raise awareness of carers, as well as raising funds.
12 amazing volunteers have clambered aboard to join the team. We are looking for 4 more people to join us. Could you, or someone you know, be part of the team?
They don’t need to be a an athlete, just willing and full of enthusiasm! They would also need to commit to raising at least £80 in sponsor money. In return, we can guarantee that you will have a great day out with some fantastic company.
You can take a look at the rotary club’s website for more information and to see some great pictures of previous year’s events.
If you can row for us or want to find out more, please contact Maria on email: MariaD@carersuspportcentre.org.uk or Tel: 0117 939 2562.
This year’s Autism Shows will be returning to London, Birmingham and Manchester in June. If you’re looking for practical help pre- or post-diagnosis or are after advice on everyday challenges, we’d recommend that you visit the show.
Book your tickets Members of the NAS can receive a discount, which has been advised to them in the recent NAS members' newsletter.
Social Group Gatherings for Autistic Adults in Bristol, S. Glos, Bath and N. Somerset
Bristol Autism Social Group new leaders (Harry Jones and Marie Wastland) are holding a number of small gatherings/events to invite the Autism community to meet them, have a bite to eat and share their thoughts and ideas. They have arranged three separate meetings to cover Bristol and South Gloucestershire, Bath and North Somerset area on the following dates, all at 7-9pm:
Autism Somerset are hosting an: Anxiety Workshop
Tuesday 21st May, 10am-12pm at Southwell House & Gardens, off Church Street (Highbridge Recreational Ground), TA9 3HR
This workshop will introduce you to what anxiety is and arm you with effective tools for managing anxiety for yourself and/or supporting those around you who may experience anxiety.
This workshop is free and funded by SS&L. Open to anyone wishing to attend.
To attend please contact Autism Somerset either on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/autismsomerset/ or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org