I always leave Voices for Autism coffee mornings feeling very positive and have gathered some valuable information from different members of the group
Recently I popped along to a coffee morning with my son. This group provides support and advice from those who have been recently diagnosed to ones who are on the spectrum. The location is convenient and we were welcomed with open arms.
Voices for Autism provides a safe, warm, friendly environment. What I most love is that I can bring my 14 year old daughter who also loves it. We learn, we connect, we reflect. Most importantly the children who attend learn and gain knowledge. When we don't attend we really miss the coffee mornings. A few months ago my daughter came home from school, concerned about a Year 7 student who was being bullied by other peers, my daughter identified and raised concerns about the Year 7 student possibly having Autism (also educating on Autism and reducing bullying)
As a busy working parent of 1 child living with Autism with 3 other children to consider, it’s not always possible for me to meet other Autism parents or individuals who are living with this condition.The Voices for Autism coffee mornings are invaluable for people like me. I'm grateful to have a non-judgmental space to discuss difficult topics with others that will understand the issues children/adults deal with on a daily basis
I would like to thank you for these wonderful coffee mornings, they have been insightful, allowing me the space to ask questions to other parents, adults with Autism and having children with Autism on different parts of the spectrum. I have also been able to offer help to other parents with my educational background. It is completely different to working in the field, and actually having a child with SEN issues