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Father's Club (Parents Consortium)

We currently operate a number of support groups and drop-ins for parents, grandparents and carers of disabled children in the Swanley, Gravesend, Northfleet, Swanscombe and Greenhithe and Dartford areas.  Everyone is welcome to attend, they are free of charge, they provide parents with the opportunity to share…
Telephone:
01322 668501 (Option 1)
Website:
parentsconsortium.org.uk/

SPOTS (Supporting People on the Spectrum)

SPOTS - Supporting People On The Spectrum is support group run by parents / carers for families & friends of children and young people on the autism spectrum. Come and join us for a ‘chat’ and a ‘cuppa’ at Green Banks Centre for Disabled Children,…
Telephone:
07717 064944
07788 670721
E-mail:
spotsspectrum@talktalk.net
Website:
www.autism.org.uk/.../11397

ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) - Ashford

We are a friendly parent led group which aims to support families in the Ashford area, with children and young adults on the Autistic Spectrum as well as those with ADHD. This includes those who have yet to gain an official diagnosis. Being told your child…
Website:
www.asdashford.com

Portage Group

Portage group for children and their families on the autistic spectrum, ADHD, ADD, ASHD, learningneds, development delay, undiagnosed or diagnosed
Telephone:
01227 786420
E-mail:
Jennie Thompson - admin@canterburydeyp.org.uk

Helen Allison School

Meet and discuss any areas around autism and share information in a supportive environment with other parents. Our support group is held weekly on Friday mornings, during term time. Children are welcome but must be supervised
Telephone:
07990 742081
E-mail:
tim.cook@nas.org.uk
Website:
www.autism.org.uk/.../helen-allison.aspx

KASBAH Advisor Service

The advisor service is a specialist flexible person centred service which aims to empower the person to achieve their own goals and outcomes. This role is primarily advocacy and support, advice, information and guidance is also available on all aspects relating to disability
Telephone:
01474 536202/536501
Website:
kasbah.org.uk/.../advice

A Sigh of Relief

Sigh of Relief is a Social Group of parents & carers of children & young adults with ADHD and ASD. We are not trained but offer support for one another & advise of other helpful organisations. We meet every first Monday (excluding bank hol &…
Telephone:
07590 844566
E-mail:
samanthametcalfe@btinternet.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/

Bath Autism School

Supporting transition from school to University - open to all students applying to all universities/ 3 days taster days
E-mail:
autism-summer-school@bath.ac.uk
Website:
www.bath.ac.uk/.../autism-summer-school.html

National Autistic Society

The UK's largest provider of specialist autism services.  In Kent they provide:  residential homes, respite & short breaks, daytime hubs, one-to-one support as well as their nationwide services:  helpline, carers support, diagnosis centre and Autism Services Directory
Telephone:
Helpline - 0808 800 4104
E-mail:
nas@nas.org.uk
Website:
www.autism.org.uk

Find a Voice

Find A Voice is a Kent based registered charity which helps and supports people of all ages with speech, language and communication difficulties throughout Kent, Medway and beyond. We are the only charity in the country that provides this service: Training, Outreach, Resource Library, Advice…
Telephone:
01233 640443/634625
E-mail:
speak@findavoice.org.uk
Website:
www.findavoice.org.uk

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