Support in a safe, private and confidential group

Teen Life is a six-session programme for parents/carers of young people aged 10 to 16 years on the autism spectrum.

Programmes are run for up to six families at a time. Each family is allocated three places on the Teen Life programme: two for parents or carers and one for an accompanying professional.

The Teen Life programme aims to empower parents and supporting professionals to understand more about how autism is experienced by autistic teenagers.

Topics covered include:

  • understanding autism in teenagers
  • women and girls, self-esteem
  • spending time with other people
  • stress and anxiety
  • behaviour
  • puberty
  • independence skills
  • education strategies
  • planning for the future

A Teen Life Programme Book will be provided for each family to accompany the programme.

The aim of the Teen Life Programme is to bring parents together to share information, experiences and ideas in a structured way. Teen Life emphasises the importance of autistic perspectives, with a variety of videos and quotes used throughout the sessions.

What next?

Please note we are not doing sessions in person at the moment, due to the coronavirus situation. Our training programmes are now delivered online via Zoom, so come and join us!

Training sessions for parents, family, teachers and key workers of diagnosed young people aged 10 – 16 years.

Upcoming dates for 2021:

Date: Every Wednesday from 20th January – 3rd March 2021 (excluding half term)

Time: 10:00am-1.00pm

Date: Every Friday from 16th April – 21st May 2021

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

To be held at 33 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BN*

If you think this programme could be beneficial to you, please apply below and we will phone or email you to discuss further arrangements.

*Subject to change