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Being a parent of an autistic child (EPEC course)


All families are different, and all autistic children are different. Our free course supports you and your autistic child.

This ten week course will give you the chance to step back and understand how autism affects your child.

The course will give you the chance to:

  • meet other parents
  • get practical support
  • take time out for yourself

You will get hints and tips to help you cope as a parent, including:

  • the effects of autism
  • parenting and family life
  • communicating with your child
  • encouraging flexibility
  • social skills and communication
  • positive parenting, managing behaviour and coping with meltdowns

Our next courses are:

Start dateTimeLocation
Monday 22 April 202410.00am to 12.30pmFerryhill Family Hub
Tuesday 24 September 202410.00am to 12.30pmPeterlee Family Hub

Book a place

Contact Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) for more information or to book a place. Your child does not need to have a diagnosis for you to attend.



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