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Online Girls Connect support group - for parent/carers of girls with autism spectrum conditions March 2023

Run by Jennifer, Chair of Skylarks

*New date Thursday 23rd March as the original session had to be rescheduled*

Girls Connect support group - for parent/carers of girls with autism spectrum conditions or on the social communication pathway or who may be on the spectrum.

Our Girls Connect group meets either at our sessions at the Crossways Centre on occasional Friday mornings or online via Zoom. We have found that offering these sessions via Zoom works for many parents, so we will continue with this.

We are delighted to announce our next Girls Connect guest speaker is Charlotte Flack on the topic of "wellbeing and emotional regulation" 

Charlotte has a wealth of experience working with girls with autism and through running OTKids (her own independent OT service located in Richmond Upon Thames). Prior to that, Charlotte spent 10 years working in the NHS, becoming a Specialist Clinician and the Team Lead for the Richmond NHS Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service in South West London. Charlotte has additionally supported the set up & integration of OT services within Educational Trusts - with one of the biggest projects being, the development of the Occupational Therapy service for the Auriga Academy Trust. 

Charlotte provides support through bespoke, quality occupational therapy and has a special interest in wellbeing and emotional regulation. We look forward to this really interesting presentation & talk time on this topic of high interest to our Girls Connect members. 

Girls Connect Background
This group aims to support parents of GIRLS with autism and operates in conjunction with our NAS coffee events which are for parent/carers of all children and young people with autism. Girls who have autism often manifest the condition very differently from boys. They may "mask" it and therefore be later diagnosed than boys.

This support group has been set up so that parent/carers of girls can share experiences, ideas, support and strategies.

Girls Connect is an information sharing forum for parents of girls and women who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder and who live primarily, but not exclusively, in the South West London area. The group is also open to older girls / young women with ASD.

The forum was founded in June 2015 with the aim of using the network to share resources, information, events and services that are relevant to girls on the spectrum, as well as provide support to their parents and carers. To date Girls Connect has been running monthly coffee mornings across South West London, including during Skylarks sessions on Friday mornings. There is also an invitation-only Facebook page for sharing information.

If you are interested in joining the group, you can search for the group, Southwest London Girls Connect on Facebook and request admittance or email


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