Parents & Carers Community Links & Events Information
Autism Specific Information
The National Autistic Society provides a wealth of information and support for families and carers of children and young adults with a diagnosis of Autism through their website which can be found here.
You may also find this Autism Key Facts resource useful for more information about Autism.
NAS at Christmas
To access some autism-friendly tips for Christmas, please click here.
Next year's event is taking place at Birmingham NEC from 24th to 25th June 2022.
There is a programme of guest speakers with differing areas of expertise, as well as opportunities to listen to experiences and advice from adults on the spectrum.
There will be support services available for advice, and information about equipment and new resources that may be useful at home.
For more information, or to book tickets, click here.
SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS provides FREE impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They support children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals, and work on a self-referral basis.
For useful information and support, please refer to their service leaflet which can be found here. Alternatively, you can visit their website: www.hwsendiass.co.uk or contact them directly on the following:
They also share regular SEND updates and resources via Facebook and Twitter - please feel free to take a look.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy (POT) - Advice Line
For details about how to obtain advice and support, please click here.
Families in Partnership
Families in Partnership (FiP) is a Parent Carer Forum which has been created by a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families. Follow the link for advice and information.
Want some ideas for a fun day out? Consider these . . .
Worcester Snoezelen - Specialists in Sensory Happiness
"Worcester Snoezelen offers multisensory leisure therapy opportunities to people of all ages who have disabilities and additional needs."
Worcester Snoezelen host play sessions which offer a safe and comfortable environment for children with disabilities/additional needs and their families to experience, learn and enjoy through sensory rooms, a hydro pool, activities and soft play.
Boing Zone - trampoline park that offers sessions specific to children with special educational needs every Sunday from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.
Are you in need of some advice and support?
What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful is a "special needs support network that provides a support service for families with special needs."
Worcestershire Parent & Carers' Community - is a local charity which supports families across the county who have a child with a disability or additional need. They run monthly activities for families and also offer a 14+ project, designed to give 14 to 19-year-olds with additional needs more freedom.
HANSEL & GRETEL SUPPORT GROUP
If your child is worried about the coronavirus, the simple story below from Dave the Dog might help.