West Sussex County Council Autism and Social Communication Team
Type of service: EarlyBird programmes
The Teen Life programme supports parents and carers of children aged 10-16 with a diagnosis of autism. Each family is allocated two places for parents and carers and a third place for a professional of their choosing (often a member of school staff such as a Teaching Assistant, Teacher or SENCO).
The programmes are held over approximately six weeks, there is one session per week which lasts around two and a half hours.
The programme aims to support families to:
*Understand autism and how teens experience the world around them,
*Develop interactions and communication with their teen,
*Understand their teen's behaviour.
Please contact your local diagnostic team/professional or Local Authority for information on programme availability. If you do not have a Teen Life team in your area please contact your local health and/or education professional to request information regarding post-diagnostic support in your area.
Age: From age 10 to 16
You can contact us by phone email or post.