PARENTS of autistic children are invited to a free one-day course.

The event is being held at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge, between 10.30am and 1pm on Friday next week.

Pat Smith, an educational psychologist, will be dealing with issues that are often overlooked by professionals but are essential for parents, such as toileting, sleeping and eating difficulties.

The event is called The Things They Don’t Talk About at Conferences.

Anyone interested in more details about the course should contact Samantha Knight on 01789 767813 or email