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Updates from other organisations this month (September 2022)

September 23, 2022

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NEW INFORMATION ON LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL BE POSTED HERE. PLEASE ALSO SEE OUR PERMANENT INFORMATION SECTION HERE

NEW SCHOOL

Have you heard about the new Spring School which will cater for autistic children at Moor Lane?

sign up for Ambitious About Autism's newsletter here:

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/what-we-do/education/our-schools-and-colleges/spring-school-newsletter


YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOUNSLOW - YOUR OPINION IS NEEDED

Hounslow Young Researchers are group of young people who live, study or work in Hounslow.  They have been asked by the Council to find out other young people’s views and experiences of growing up in Hounslow.  The information will be used to shape future children & young peoples' policy by Hounslow Council. They've currently heard from over 2,000 young people aged 11 - 17!

They are looking for young people aged 18 - 25 - to give information about what they like, dislike and would like to see changed about Hounslow.

Survey: The survey will take around 10-15mins and they have the chance to win 1 of 5 £50 Amazon vouchers! Here's the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HounslowYR


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Five ways the fire service can help carers 
If the person we care for has mobility challenges, memory, hearing or sight loss (and even if they don’t), it can be helpful to read up on the fire safety support available. From free home fire checks and installing smoke alarms, to helping with escape plans, we’ve pulled together five ways fire services can help us and the person we care for.

Care & Repair is a home improvement agency specialising in disability adaptations. They help disabled people, including children, and vulnerable older people. The type of work carried out is wide ranging, including ground floor extensions, ramps, level access showers, stair lifts, door widening and kitchen adaptations, find out more on Care and Repair here.
They also provide a safer homes scheme for both adults and childrenWhere they carry out home safety, fire safety, security assessments and provide advice, literature and equipment, which we fit. This can include safety gates, cupboards catches and window restrictors. Find out more here.


 

What's happening this Autumn
 
This Autumn sees the return of our regular Weekend Girls and Teen Groups. We have also arranged some Ad Hoc Sessions for October half term and beyond (look out for our Christmas Pottery Session at the Fired Frog).  We are so excited to be starting our Weekday Groups at St. John's Youth Centre. Monday mornings will be for autistic girls aged 12-14 and Wednesday mornings for autistic girls aged 7-12. We are an approved Surrey Alternative Learning Provision and as such will be taking some girls who will attend as part of their EHCP. Families can self refer and self fund too. Our Groups provide autistic girls and teens with much needed social connections whilst they enjoy a range of activities in a low-pressure setting. Click images below for further information about upcoming sessions or to book. NB our next Girls Group on 25th September is fully booked - the next group is 30th October so keep an eye on the website for booking to open. General booking for the next Teen Group on 2nd October will open on 27th September.
After a successful pilot programme we will soon be offering both in-person and Zoom meet ups for our Young Autistic Women's Group.  
We will continue to offer our Online Sessions this term. We are recruiting a new Gaming Mentor to help us plan and deliver our Roblox and Minecraft sessions.  Our next Minecraft session will be on Thursday 6th October.
 
We look forward to seeing some of you at our upcoming sessions. In the meantime keep an eye on the website for up to date information and new sessions available to book www.appeer.org.uk





NEW DRUMMING WORKSHOPS

new Drumming Workshops with Music Therapist, Edison Carolino, for young people aged 11-25 with additional needs and their siblings. Funded by Jack Petchey Foundation Awards.

When: Sunday 23rd October, Sunday 6th November, Saturday 10th December   
3pm - 3.45pm and 4pm - 4.45pm

Where: United Reformed Church, Twickenham TW2 5QA

£3 per session

A great way to develop listening and motor skills and have fun following a rhythm. Spaces are limited and you must book in advance to secure a place.


NTERACTIVE POETRY WORKSHOPS

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Monthly Interactive Poetry Workshops for children and young people with additional needs aged 12+.

Have fun with music and words with the Fire Poet, Philip Wells

Mondays 5.15 - 6pm at St Stephens Church, TW1 2PD
Dates in poster above.

Email Hana at info@okmtrust.org.uk to book a place.




We are recruiting for 10 London Youth members from Outer Boroughs now!
The Arts Residential is an opportunity for young people to try out different art forms with professional artists in visual art, movement and performance, delivered by Immediate Theatre. The residential will take place in the setting of our outdoor residential centre Woodrow High House, where the young people can also have a go at some outdoor activities. We hope to inspire six young people aged 13-17 from 10 outer borough youth organisations to get creative and enjoy the arts!

Key Details…
When: Monday 24th October, 10am to Wednesday 26th October, 4pm
Where: Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0QG
Who: six young people aged 13-17, accompanied by one youth worker
To apply, please complete our short online application form HERE (maximum 5 minutes to complete). If you have any questions, please contact rebekah.keane@londonyouth.org
Closing date Sunday 9th October – We look forward to receiving your application!


COST OF LIVING

Given these difficult times, Ruils has put together a Cost of Living Resource which you can find here:  https://www.ruils.co.uk/news/cost-of-living-resource/



Our next activity will be live at the OSO on Sunday 25th September starting at 2pm. We will then be hosting live sessions at the OSO on October 30th and November 27th. If you would like to attend any sessions please email us at activitystation@outlook.com.



NEWS FROM KINGSTON PARENT CARERS FORUM:


What we have learnt: Understanding Your Right of Appeal


Whenever you receive a decision from the local authority, you will be sent this document that tells you about your Right of Appeal. However at our recent Share to Care meeting, it was clear that not all parents understood the options available to them if they do not agree with a decision made by the local authority.Here is our guide to the steps involved if you want to appeal

1. Check the timelines. There are clear timelines for the Local Authority to issue a decision. If you have asked for a needs assessment they need to send this to you by a maximum of 16 weeks. If they have agreed to draft an EHCP, that draft should be issued within 16 weeks of the assessment. Once the draft has been agreed they have to issue the final EHCP within a further 4 weeks: overall the EHCP should be issued by a maximum of 20 weeks from the date they agree to assess. Here is a helpful fact sheet with more detail. 

2. Check the date The date of the decision letter is important whether it is regards to the needs assessment or an EHCP that has been issued, you have two months from the date of the letter to put in an appeal You can appeal any decision including the EHCP finalised and after the annual review.

3. Consider mediation Before putting in an appeal which will issue you with a tribunal date, you will need to speak to KIDS SEN Mediation who provide the pan-London mediation service. You will need to attend a meeting (on the phone) so that mediation is explained. Once you have attended the meeting, you can decide if you wish to mediate. This leaflet produced by the service explains the benefits of mediation. Whether or not you decide to go to mediation, you have to go through this initial process and be issued with a mediation certificate before you can launch any appeal
4. Seek help if you want

There are a number of places you may wish to seek help if you wish to challenge a decision. This can be useful whether you are going to mediation and/or you decide to appeal
  • SENDIASS is a free service that you can access for advice and information and can support you by phone - linked here is their website can give you more information about the services available 
  • There are a number of courses run by IPSEA so that parent/carers can understand the law: https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Pages/Category/training-for-parents-and-carers
  • There is a free helpline from SOSSEN! who help parents with these legal matters. We previously ran a series of events with Eleanor Wright from this charity.Catch up on her useful seminars here https://kingstonpcf.co.uk/events/
  • There are also a number of other charities who run helplines and can provide general advice.(for example the National Autistic Society)
  • There are legal books available from the Kingston Parent/Carer forum - email us if you wish to borrow these
  • You can employ a legal professional: if you search for Education Advocate you will find a number of advocates work in this area - they can support you to put paperwork together, advise you next steps and write appeals and even attend the tribunal with you.

We will be looking to run an event shortly to share more information about the Right of Appeal. Please keep an eye of events and on our Facebook for more information.

What we have read

Our most popular links on our Facebook over the last few weeks are here:
 



 
  

SEND Minecraft group: places available!


From September 2022, Ruils is hosting an exciting new in-person group that allows young disabled people with an interest in Minecraft to meet up with peers who share this interest. 

We still have a number of places available for this group, which will facilitate play on a private server, allowing members to play together, engage with one another in a safe environment and help them to develop social skills and friendships.

To register, your young person must:
• Be disabled and/or have additional needs
• Be between 10-25 years old
• Live in Richmond, Kingston or Hounslow Borough
• Have some experience playing Minecraft
• Have Minecraft downloaded on their own device (laptop or tablet) that they can bring with them to sessions

This group will run fortnightly from 19th September


Family Matters workshops 

We have lots of workshops already in the diary. They are all free for parents in Richmond and Hounslow boroughs, so please do book a place if you are interested.  

If there are any topics you would like to see featured, please email ToraSykes@ruils.co.uk with your suggestions.
  • Accessing public services toolkit, Tuesday 20th September, 10am (online)
This workshop is being run by Ruils in association with Cerebra, the charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.
The aim of the workshop is to support families who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. 
Book a free place here

  • Understanding Sleep in children with SEND, Monday 10th October, 10am-2pm, the Bridgelink Centre, Isleworth
The main focus of the workshop will be on how to build on your knowledge and understanding of sleep and what impacts/improves it. Attending the workshop will help you to:
  • Increase your skills when addressing issues of settling, night waking, early rising and sleeping alone
  • Improve your confidence to apply information gained to your own situation.
To book a free place click here

Lasting Powers of Attorney
When: Monday 17 October, 11am
Where: Online, M2M Solicitors will send you a link
M2M Solicitors are a legal firm with a lot of experience in the world of disability. This
workshop is about Power of Attorney, the formalities needed and the different
considerations based on different circumstances. The workshop does not
specifically talk about disabled young people but the principles are the same for
everyone.
You can book here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-
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What a useful EHCP looks like
When: Tuesday 18 October, 10am to 12pm
Where: The Bridgelink Centre, 373 Summerwood Rd, Isleworth TW7 7QR
This workshop will be delivered by Alex Hardy. Further information and booking link
to follow.


Court of Protection
When: Tuesday 18 October, 11am
Where: Online - M2M Solicitors will send you a link
M2M Solicitors are a legal firm with a lot of experience in the world of disability. This
workshop covers the circumstances of when a person needs deputyship and when
they should not need it, especially in relation to Property and Financial affairs; and
the process which needs to be followed if a deputyship is needed. The workshop
does not specifically talk about disabled young people but the principles are the
same for everyone.
You can book here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qf-
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Wills
When: Monday 24 October, 11am
Where: Online – M2M Solicitors will send you a link
M2M Solicitors are a legal firm with a lot of experience in the world of disability. This
workshop covers the formalities needed for a valid will and what needs to be
considered so that you don’t need to keep re-doing your will. The workshop does
not specifically talk about disabled young people but the principles are the same for
everyone.
You can book here:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcuuqpzgoHdCtqlmiieVvZLCJONYxIh
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Welfare Benefits Webinar
When: Thursday 27 October, 10am for about an hour
Where: Online – Renaissance will send a link a few days before the event
This is an overview of benefits available to disabled people and is a good
introduction to the topic by an organisation with extensive experience.
This workshop is bookable directly from the Renaissance Events page – book your
place here: https://www.renaissancelegal.co.uk/event-seminar/welfare-benefits-
webinar/

Planning for the Future Webinar
When: Wednesday 16 November 2022, 10am for an hour
Where: Online – Renaissance will send a link a few days before the event
Philip Warford will talk about the options available to protect a disabled or vulnerable
person using specialist Wills and Trusts. He will explain how you can safeguard
means tested benefits and how you can provide financial security for them, as well
as the rest of the family. Philip uses a family with a disabled young person as his
example.
This workshop is bookable directly from the Renaissance Events page – book your
place here: https://www.renaissancelegal.co.uk/event-seminar/planning-for-the-
future-webinar/
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Work Opportunities
When: Thursday 24 November, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Peter and Paul Centre (formerly St Peter and St Paul Church),Bychurch End, Teddington, TW11 8PS

A joint workshop with Choice Support, parents and other professionals to look at
work opportunities and support for disabled young people who would like to find a
job.

Bright Futures workshops

  • Decision making for a disabled or vulnerable person, Wednesday 28th September, 10-11am (online)
Philip Warford from Renaissance Legal will talk about the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection. 
Book a free place here




TWO MAJOR EVENTS HAPPENING THIS AUTUMN:

Achieving for Children and TAG Youth Club - Transitions Fair - Wednesday 21 September


Access All Areas Transition and Careers Event at Harlequins Rugby Ground in Twickenham. The event will be open to young people and their families aged up to 24 years.  

The event will be held in an exhibition format and include representatives from:

- FE Colleges and Adult Education providers
- Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Employment Providers
- Supported Internships providers
- Employment support organisations
- Sport and Leisure Activities
- Voluntary Sector and Youth Services
- Health and Social Care services
- Housing advice

Families can register their interest in attending and receive further updates by completing this short form. https://forms.gle/NDn6xcLUH2XH5FREA 





SEND Futures Conference in October

 




Emergency Contacts

RUILS have provided the following information:

Richmond:

If you require support during this time the following contact details may be useful:
  • Call Single Point of Access, Richmond, to request support, or to report a concern about a child or young person:
  • Phone: 020 8547 5008 from 8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday.
  • During out of hours, phone 020 8770 5000.

Adult social care contact details for Richmond:


The Local offer contains lots of useful information about activities taking place for children and young people.

Hounslow:

  • Hounslow Council 0-25 disability Team (Children's Health and Adult Services)
  • Phone: Call 020 8583 3082 /Duty no. 020 8583 3177

 






ADHD Embrace Family Day - Sunday 11th Sept 2-4pm

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we would like to invite you to join us at Marble Hill Playgrounds by Marble Hill Car Park. We have got the Adventure Playground (for the older children) and the One O'clock Club (for the little ones) so all ages are covered - and playworkers will be supervising! For parents, there will be the opportunity to relax and to chat with each other and the ADHD Embrace team whilst the children play.

We are planning lots of fun with our whole community and families, including cake, crafts, drinks, new rides, lollies, water play for the little ones and much more! 

This event is free - we just need you to register in advance so that we know how many people are attending. 

Please note numbers are limited and sometimes our events do sell out so if you are interested in attending, please book below now to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you on September 11th!



Express CIC - Supporting autistic young people to be themselves

There will be a chance to attend Pilot Sessions in August
 Email connectclub@expresscic.org.uk for an application form and further information



Calling all BSL users




A team from Otermans Institute in collaboration with Brunel University London needs your feedback.

They are working on an AI-driven translator. This is a human-like avatar that can translate content from video, audio and text into BSL just as a human translator would do. This technology is designed to increase accessibility through BSL translation of most video and audio content available online where the spoken language is used.

To take part in this research, you must be 18-years old or over, live in one of the four nations in the UK and be a BSL speaker (minimum Level 1 or equivalent).

The research will be online, will involve a small focus group and participation should last approximately 1 hour.

Contact for further information:

Researcher: Mr Dev Aditya (1042974@brunel.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Professor Kate Hone (Kate.Hone@brunel.ac.uk)




CALLING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
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A trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Lincoln has asked for help finding participants for a study.

The study aims to understanding the experience of parenting and how parents/ carers make sense of their child's behaviour, and to see whether this is different in parents/ carers of children with and without an autism spectrum condition (ASC) diagnosis. The study is hoped to contribute to better understanding of child behaviour, and better assessment and intervention practices in NHS services.

The study is approved by the University of Lincoln Ethics Committee, and materials have been developed with input from the Autistica Insight Group.
The survey is confidential and anonymous and should take no more than 35 minutes. Participants may also be invited to take part in a further interview expected to last up to 90 minutes. Participants will be entered into a prize draw for a £20 Amazon voucher. Those who do the further interviews will be entered into another draw for a £20 Amazon voucher and will receive a summary letter.

The survey is accessed via the following link:








CAMPING FOR CHILDREN WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

https://www.campjojo.org/services-9

Camp Jojo’ is a registered charity set up by people with first-hand experience of the joys and challenges faced when parenting a child with complex needs.
 
We have the vision to support families of children with complex needs and disabilities to enjoy a totally accessible camping holiday and make new friends who understand their situation. We want to provide all the physical emotional and practical support needed to make camping not just an experience but a relaxing break for the whole family.
 
Camp Jojo is running for four weekends throughout the summer of 2022.
 
Dates for 2022 are: 29th July - 31st July, 5th - 7th August, 12th - 14th August and 19th - 21st August.
 
Our camps are held at Ivy Farm, Ivy Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8US.

07494193207




GYMNASTICS

Richmond Gymnastics are offering a free taster session for those with a disability and/or additional needs.
As well as producing World and European medallists and running one of the largest recreational programmes in the country, Richmond Gymnastics provides Disability and Inclusion gymnastics offering children with additional needs the opportunity to get involved with sport activities.

Richmond Gymnastics are also keen to talk to organisations working with special needs children within the London Borough of Richmond to open up further opportunities for children to take part.

Their open session is being held at their RGA Centre in Kew (TW9 4EL) on Wednesday 31 August from 2 to 3pm.

Advance booking is required - for further details and to book visit Richmond Gymnastics Association.











CAN YOU HELP?

Loneliness & Isolation - a local survey

A student from St Mary’s University who, as part of their studies for a “Masters of Art in Charity Management”, is completing some research around loneliness and isolation in our local area.
 
The survey can be anonymous, unless someone offers their details for a potential follow up interview and is only open from 27th June to 20th July, focussing on people living in TW12.
 
To participate in the survey, please follow this link: https://stmarys.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hhhvcs-survey-ups
 


WILD MIND COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER:

FREE emotional and mental wellbeing support for young people

Are you feeling anxious or depressed, not sleeping or worried about relationships or body image, or maybe you are stressed about exams or assignments. Whatever you are emotionally struggling with, you are not alone. 
The Wild Mind Project, in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust, are offering FREE wellbeing support for young people aged 16-25, including a specific programme for the young LGBTQ+ community. 

Using a unique combination of nature based activities, including music therapy and creative activities, we can help you cope with life's challenges. Importantly, you will form a group of supportive new friends.

These 5 week programmes runs from:

Sun 11th September 2022 to the 9th October 2022.
  • LGBTQ+ programme runs from 10.30am-12.30pm.
  • General programme runs from 1.30pm-3.30pm
Sessions will be held at Marble Hill Park and Heatham House, Twickenham.

For further information visit our website,  contact us by email or phone 01273 230102.
To book a place on the programme, please complete our online Booking form  


Are you feeling anxious or depressed, not sleeping or worried about relationships or body image, or maybe you are stressed about exams or assignments. Whatever you are emotionally struggling with, you are not alone. 
The Wild Mind Project, in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust, are offering FREE wellbeing support for young people aged 16-25, including a specific programme for the young LGBTQ+ community. 

Using a unique combination of nature based activities, including music therapy and creative activities, we can help you cope with life's challenges. Importantly, you will form a group of supportive new friends.

These 5 week programmes runs from:

Sun 11th September 2022 to the 9th October 2022.
  • LGBTQ+ programme runs from 10.30am-12.30pm.
  • General programme runs from 1.30pm-3.30pm

Sessions will be held at Marble Hill Park and Heatham House, Twickenham.

For further information visit our website,  contact us by email or phone 01273 230102.
To book a place on the programme, please complete our online Booking form  
    

The benefits of being outside in nature are plentiful – stress alleviation, relaxation and the reduction in symptoms of depression are just a few. It also helps social interaction so you make friends more easily and feel less isolated. 
Why don’t you join us for four weekly, FREE 2-hour sessions. Slow down and reconnect with yourself and your environment in this nature-based programme.
Typical activities include walks, some light conservation work or gardening. This is combined with a range of creative activities such as painting, lino cutting, tie-dye or whittling. There will be time to talk and share collective struggles and the group form a supportive network of new friends that last beyond the programme.


The programme is for 16-25 year-olds, starts on Sun 6th November 2022 and runs for 4 weeks from 11.00-13.00 at Chiswick House & Gardens, Hounslow.

For further information visit our website, contact us by email or phone 01273 230102.
To book a place on the programme, please complete our online Booking form  









RUILS

Ruils has launched the 3rd edition of the Richmond Bridging the Gap booklet and the 2nd edition of the Kingston Bridging the gap booklet to give you the most up to date information on mental health support services available. 


Peer support and well-being at Ham children's centre 

The Family Matters Richmond team is commencing a 6-week peer support and well being group for parents with disabled children, at the Ham Children’s Centre.

Through our work with Family Matters, we have found there is great value in families helping families through similar shared experiences. Our hope is to provide group members with an opportunity to explore current personal and family challenges within a safe, friendly and non-judgmental space. The team is looking forward to embarking on this new initiative, in the hope that it may be rolled out across other centres in the borough, if successful. 

You can find out more about family support workers Martha and Surabhi and the Family Matters project here


Connect2Tech 

Ruils is delighted to provide the opportunity to try-tech-before-you-buy-tech.

Ideal for those who are not sure whether they need a smartphone or tablet, Alexa or laptop, Ruils can provide a device for up to 3 months for you, or your loved one, to try in the comfort of your own homes. After this trial period, the team will also support you to purchase the device, if you like, or decide what would be more suitable to try.

Although we are unable to purchase WiFi or Data packages, the team are on hand to support you in finding the right package for you to use for the duration of the trial period and beyond.

For more information email connecttotech@ruils.co.uk






STEFAN AND MELINDA FROM INTEGRAL HARMONY, WHO DELIVER OUR ONLINE YOGA, HAVE CREATED THIS ONLINE JOURNAL FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO USE:

Download your FREE Interactive Journal for Kids

 



ANOTHER REQUEST FOR YOUR INPUT:

A Psychology Masters student at the University of Westminster is conducting a research project on anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder for parents of children (ages 6-16).

This online study will take less than 30 minutes to complete and asks you multiple choice questions about ASD.
 
Respond here:




Transition to Adulthood including Mental Capacity and Care Act : recording of webinar from Seashell Trust



The session looks at the key issues facing disabled children, young people and their families - delivered by barrister Steve Broach. Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube by clicking here.



COUNCIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

CDC recently launched a guide for schools on the disability duties in the Equality Act.




ROSE THEATRE - AUDITIONS FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This year the Rose Theatre in Kingston is putting on A Christmas Carol adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. They are looking for young people to take part in the main house Christmas production and want to reach as many young people as possible who may face barriers to theatre

Read more about the production here:

https://rosetheatre.org/whats-on/a-christmas-carol

For information about auditions, contact:
Lucy Morrell
Director of Learning & Participation
020 8546 6983



Contact have put together some webpages on caring for your child’s teeth, hearing and eyes

For children with a learning disability, autism or both, there may be extra challenges such as sensory issues around having their teeth brushed, or the texture of toothpaste.

Some children are unable to describe tooth pain. Identifying dental problems and treating them early enables children to continue to lead fulfilling lives. Visit our new dental care webpage for advice on caring for your child’s teeth.
Read our information about hearing care and eye care for your child.





EXPRESS CIC

Spaces Available

Counselling Service for parents/carers of children with
additional needs and disabilities

As parent/carers, life can be very challenging. It can feel overwhelming trying to manage the needs of your child and balance this with all the other parts of your life; family, work, friends. It is often hard to talk about your feelings with those close to you because you don't want to burden them or it can feel like they won't understand. Counselling can offer a safe space where you can talk through all of your difficulties and anxieties. A counsellor is trained to listen and support you in a non-judgemental way, creating a safe space for you to express your feelings, whatever they may be.
This is offered as a low cost service.
If you are interested in this service, please email: counselling@expresscic.org.uk 

Support Groups

Express Mum's Group face to face meet-up
Please email us on jane@expresscic.org.uk or kate@expresscic.org.uk to register. 

Express Mum's Group Zoom meet-up
Please email us on jane@expresscic.org.uk to register. 

Express PDA Group Zoom meet-up
Please email us on info@expresscic.org.uk to register. 

Express Dad's Group face to face meet-up
Please email us on info@expresscic.org.uk to register. 





ACTIVITY STATION - ONLINE SESSIONS
 
please email activitystation@outlook.com or call us on 07444 881962


 
APPEER NETWORK FOR GIRLS WITH AUTISM


APPEER for autistic girls - Exploring Work Summer Programme 

Programme for Surrey based autistic teenage girls aged between 16-18 this Summer 
Sunday 17th July to Sunday 21st August and/or Wednesday 24th August


Application forms and more information about the programme can be found on our website here.


For more information visit their website 
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ANOTHER STUDY LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS: