ASD - Helping Hands
We aim to raise awareness of the specific needs faced by families and individuals affected by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Who we are:
We are a voluntary organisation started in the latter part of 2010, by Julie Adcock and Lisa Briers, who between them have over 40 years experience of dealing with autistic children and adults.
The organisation is for all affected by the Autistic Spectrum, this will cover a wide variety of difficulties. We will be opening family support groups, which will cover parents/carers and children including siblingsaged up to 13 years.
We will also be adding to the youth group that we currently have running in Thetford, for young people aged 13-24 years.
"ASD Helping Hands will support all service users affected by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) regardless of age or what stage of life they are at. We aim to offer guidence, practical advise and support whether you are personally affected or you are an associated family member, carer, friend or professional. We will actively champion the rights of all people affected by ASD's and aim to make a positive different to their lives while delivering a service that is accessible, reliable and trustworthy"
Other services we will be offering
Family Support groups:
- Swaffham starting 2013
Youth Groups in
- Plans for groups in Aylesham and Stalham
Education support and advice including:
- Annual reviews
Help with filling out DLA and other benefit forms
Grants advice and support
Proactive support of all ASD issues
Residential Supported Breaks
Whole family support through home visits and phone/e-mail support
Internet advice and guidance contact service
Training for parents/carers and professionals, including information sheets
Family and individual counselling
We will recognise and support siblings and young carers
We believe that all families and individuals that we support have the right to good quality information, support and guidance in order to promote empowerment to allow positive choices to be made, enabling access to the same opportunities as everybodyelse.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE TELEPHONE:
01362 853018 / 07541142770
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