Autism Spectrum Condition Support Group
A group of parents and carers of children with ASC who meet for a social chat and organised activities. They meet regularly on a Thursday at 10am.
- Address: Hamoaze House, Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth
- Telephone: 01752 566100
The A Team
This is a local parent/carer support group. It is well attended by parents of primary and secondary schools, from both mainstream and special schools. They meet on the first Friday of every month. The A Team organise extra activities in the evenings and weekends such as trips to Woodlands or swimming sessions. The group is run by one of the parents.
- Address: Virginia House Centre, Peacock Lane, Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY
- Telephone: 01752 568315
This guide sets out the main points of the Code of Practice and explains the procedures to parents and carers.
Parent Partnership is a service that gives impartial and confidential support to parents and carers in Plymouth. They provide a gateway to information via websites, telephone helplines and opportunities for direct contact with information and support staff. They can offer advice on transitions to new schools through the Choice Advisor, impartial support at meetings, support around the Statutory Assessment process and access to parenting programmes such as Incredible Years and Strengthening Families. Telephone: 01752 258933.
This website provides tailored advice and resources for professionals, parents, carers and children and young people. The AET manages online resources for children and young people. ‘The Kids Zone’ provides younger children with information, advice and games and ‘The Den’ is an interactive area for teenagers on the spectrum featuring personal experience films, ask the expert films , games and quizzes.
Find and share new ideas through Network Autism by forging links in an online community.
The NAS is a charity for people with autism (including Asperger’s) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services and they campaign for a better world for people with ASC.
The local NAS meet at 10.30am to 12,30pm on the second Friday of the month. • Address: St Joseph’s Church, Devonport, Plymouth • Telephone: 07435 970301
This service supports the inclusion of disabled children and young people (0-16 years) during their transition into play, leisure and extended schools opportunities, wrap-around-care, childminding and early years provisions. They offer funded support during term time and holidays. • Telephone: 01752 307450
Cerebra support children up to 16 years with neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions, their parents, carers and professional practitioners.
Help children (aged 6 months to 18 years) with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.
Friends and Families of Special Children is run by a team of professionals that come from a range of backgrounds including social work, youth work and counselling. The group organise family activity days during all school holidays for all the family to attend and have fun together. The days run 10am to 1pm at Hannah’s Hub at Dame Hannah Rogers School, Ivybridge. Sessions include use of hydrotherapy pool, sensory rooms, soft play area, crafts, cookery and more. • Telephone: 01752 204369