Support and information for families affected by all aspects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and / or Learning Difficulties including:
The monthly support groups for parents/carers of children and adults with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a great way to access information and meet with other parents in an informal and friendly setting.
We regularly have guest speakers who offer a range of information which would be of interest to families. Our staff are also on hand to offer advice and information either in the group setting or where needed on a one-to-one basis.
Please contact the office for further information.
Throughout the year we offer a range of family activities which members will have access to. These have included:
Members will receive invites when these events are taking place.
The Way2Say group provides support for pre-school children with complex social communication difficulties.
The Way2Say group supports families living in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. The aim of the group is to deliver Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to children (aged 2-4) and their families through a multi-agency team.
Way2Say supports the implementation of PECS through parent groups and home visits. The group run twice a year over 3-4 months period and meets fortnightly to discuss PECS principles, share ideas and problem solve. On alternate weeks two co-workers (PECS trained) visit the child and family at home to practice PECS and discuss strategies.
Way2Say co-workers are recruited from a range of services including health, education and the voluntary sector. They are a multi-agency group which includes Specialist Nursery Nurses, Portage Workers, Speech & Language Therapists and Play and Communication Workers. All co-workers have attended the two day PECS training run by Pyramid Educational Consultants.
This project is accessed via professional referral.