I would like to share with you information about an autism group called Youth Families Matter in Totton.
This organisation has regular meetings. The evening group is the second Monday of each month 7.30 – 9.00. The daytime group is the last Thursday of each month (term-time only) 9.30 – 11.30. The daytime one is more informal and generally a peer support group, although they do have a family worker facilitating. There are less speakers at this one.
We have been advised by a parent that this was initially aimed at parents and other adult friends and family of those with autism, but quite a few of those adults now attending have diagnosed or suspected autism themselves. The group also gets occasional older teenagers coming with their parents. They meet in a large church complex with other places to sit out for a bit if necessary.
For further information, please see the link below.
Supporting parents of teenagers (SPOT) is a course for parents of teenagers (or those soon to be teenagers). The six week course looks at topics such as how well do you know your child, parenting styles, communication, behaviour and conflict resolution, rules and boundaries and support networks.