Even when it’s expected, an autism diagnosis can have a big effect on the person diagnosed and their family. You might be trying to cope with a condition you don’t know much about and learning to live together in new ways, or supporting people to do this. Thinking about what comes next can be a daunting prospect for everyone.
Grapevine, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with professionals and local families to find different ways of coming together to solve problems early and lay the foundations for a wonderful life.
We’re all on this journey and hope that by looking beyond the process of getting a diagnosis and understanding how getting things right early on, we can build a promising future for all those with autism, their families and the communities they are connected to.
Join us so you can influence these developments and be involved in the Walks and Talks and Ideas Factory that will follow.
The first step is to go for a walk and talk out in the open where families, individuals, professionals, commissioners, community workers can come together and talk about how things are at the moment and tell each other about their experiences and how they have overcome some of the challenges.
The second session is an ideas factory where we will build on some of the ideas and potential solutions that came out in the walk and talk and develop actions to move them forwards.
Children are welcome at the events but please let us know if you plan to bring them and their ages so we can ensure appropriate activities are arranged. Support with travel expenses can be provided for individuals and their families to attend the events.
Coventry Walk and Talk: Friday 17th May 09:30-12:30 at Friargate
Coventry Ideas Factory: Tuesday 21st May 09:30-12:30 TBC
Warwick Walk and Talk: Thursday 23rd May 09:30-12:30 TBC
Warwick Ideas Factory: Monday 3rd June 09:30-12:30 TBC