Shropshire Council

Autism West Midlands (AWM) Shropshire Families Update

25 January 2024 Last updated at 10:06

Autism West Midlands (AWM) are back after Christmas and New Year, they are raring to get started with several new training sessions and exciting new events for families in Shropshire as you will see listed below.  Keep an eye on the Autism West Midlands Facebook page to be first to hear about their events.  Please note that the evening support group has changed to 7.30pm – 8.30pm .

They continue to provide online advice appointments and have listed more dates for January and February. No diagnosis is needed for Shropshire families to access this service. Very soon they are planning to have face-to-face bookable appointments available, currently these can be arranged by contacting the AWM team directly.

Here is an overview of upcoming events:

Teen Events – Actio All In (ages 11-17 years)

12th February – Teen get-together Belle Vue Youth Club and Cinema, Shrewsbury
28th March – Carding Mill Valley
4th April – Attingham (to be confirmed)

Teens Online

1st February 6-7pm   (email for more information)
7th March  6-7pm

Family Event

15th February – Bayston Hill Methodist Hall, Arts and Crafts

Face to Face Parent Meetings

5th February – Coffee and Chat, Sunflower House Shrewsbury
22nd February – Autism and Behaviour – Cleobury Mortimer Primary School
26th February – Autism and Girls – Sunflower House (TBC)
11th March – Coffee and Chat – Sunflower House

Book any of the above sessions at the below link:

Online Training

16th February – How Autistic People Process Information
12th March  - Autism and Anxiety 

Book an online advice appointment with an Autism Specialist Advisor...

  • WEEKLY Teams Advice slots

For those who would like some online advice we are offering this virtually via video appointments. Teams also works well on mobile phones. To book a 45 min advice appointment with a specialist autism advisor please book via our shop.  If the dates/timings of our online advice appointments are not convenient for you, please contact us to make alternative arrangements – scroll down for details. 

Important - They email your teams link to you the week before your slot, make sure you check your inbox including spam/junk to get your link.

  • Virtual Support Group for Parents - Wednesday Mornings 10am - 11am & Wednesday Evenings 7.30pm – 8.30pm – 1st and 3rd Weds of each month (term time)

AWM online support groups meet twice a month via Teams. This is an opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and offer support. They recommend that you have attended an online advice appointment with a member of the team before joining group sessions.

If you would like to join either of the support groups, please email the team here

  • Advice and support

AWM offer advice and support over the phone and via email. Parents/carers and professionals can contact the team directly to arrange an appointment including face-to-face if preferable.

Shropshire office             - 01952 454156

Weds, Thu, Fri                  - Emma Hegenbarth        07881109480

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu         - Dawn Lewis                   07706309382

Mon, Tue, Thu                  - Nicola King                    07706337511         

Mon, Thu, Fri                    - Kerry McLafferty           07900784186         


Please remember - No formal diagnosis is needed to access the AWM Shropshire service and there is no formal referral route – parents/carers can self-refer by booking an advice appointment or contacting AWM directly on the Shropshire email address above.