Family Services

Sycamore Trust U.K. offers a range of services designed to help and support families who have children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and / or Learning Difficulties.

Family Services

Family Support

Support and information for families affected by all aspects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and / or Learning Difficulties including:

  • Information on Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Information on Learning Difficulties.
  • Education Issues.
  • Benefit Issues (including form filling and letter writing).
  • Regular Autism Parent Support Groups.
  • Access to practical resources.
    • e.g. symbols, picture timetables and social stories.
  • Training and Workshops.
  • Support and advocacy at meetings.

Parent Support Group

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.

Parent Support Groups take place every month at the offices in Dagenham and at the Autism Hub in Romford.  Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, face to face Parent Support Groups were paused, but have resumed via video.

Anyone wishing to take part should drop a line to for details of the meeting and the relevant passwords.



Stubbers Week

Each year in August, we take a group of young people to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Essex for a week of outdoor activities, including canoeing, climbing, archery and quad biking.  The Stubbers Week is open to Sycamore Trust UK members only.  For more information, email