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Parent Workshops

The Autism Spectrum Team runs regular parent workshops for parents of children who have received a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition.  These consist of three sessions

  1. an overall introduction to autism
  2. a selection of themed workshops
  3. an opportunity for a one off individual consultation
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The themed workshops cover a range of topics including:

  • social communication and relationships
  • behavioural aspects including eating and sleeping, mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • resources and strategies to try

All participants are given a handbook to refer to during the course and keep on completion of the course.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team (ASDAT) carries out diagnostic assessments of school age children in Cornwall. They have close links with the Autism Spectrum Team and inform us of families where a child has newly received a diagnosis of autism. This is so that we can invite their parents to our workshops.

Additionally parents may self-refer to our workshops by filling out the Parent Workshop enquiry form or contacting a member of the area team in which they live.

East Area Team
  • Matthew Wilmott - Autism Advisor
  • Amanda Burgess - Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Luxstowe House
Greenbank Road
PL14 3DZ

Tel 01579 341302 or Tel 01872 323056

Mid Area Team

  • Katie Frampton - Autism Advisor

St Austell Information Service
Cornwall Council
39 Penwinnick Road
St Austell
PL25 5DR

Tel 01726 223356 or 01872 323063

West Area Team

  • Sarah Foden - Autism Advisor

Council Offices
St John’s Hall
Alverton Street
TR18 2QR

Tel: 01736 336891