ADHD/ASD groups for Cambridgeshire Carers and Parents

Does your child have  – or do you suspect they have – ADHD/ASD?

ADHD/ASD groups for parents run monthly for  at Ely, HistonPeterborough and Huntingdon, run by Pinpoint in conjunction with our counterparts Family Voice Peterborough.  Parents and carers who have children with ADHD and Autism – with or without a diagnosis – are welcome to come along.

So if your children are accessing services, are on the waiting list, or have had a referral turned down, come along for practical advice and ideas on how to boost your resilience and work with your children at home and help manage their behaviour.

The groups are co-ordinated by Pinpoint staff members Esther Harris and Jackie King. This page will continue to be updated after each group we run.

Find out more or book a place at one of the groups: Call us on 01480 877333 or email Jackie or Esther

Come along for help and ideas

Ely ADHD/ASD groups

Meetings  are 12.30 to 2.30pm  at Ely Child and Family Centre, CB7 4RB – Blue badge parking bays and parking on road outside of centre.

  • January 18th – ADHD counselling – Rebecca Champ:  https://www.rebeccachamp.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/7573?opendocument&part=2
  • February 8th – Rebecca Doyle – Sensory Sensitivities Workshop
  • March 22nd – Autism/ ABA Specialist – Owl Therapy: http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/
  • April 26th – ASD Core Differences – Elisa Ferriggi – Think Autism:
  • May 17th –
  • June 21st –
  • July 19th –

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email esther@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Histon ADHD/ASD groups

Meetings run 10am to 12 noon at Histon Early Years Centre, New School Road, Histon CB24 9LL – Parking on roads adjacent to centre.  None at actual venue.

  • January 7th – Meltdowns and Shutdowns in ASD with Sam Ramsay from the Curly Hair Project
  • February 4th – ASD Core Differences – Elisa Ferriggi – Think Autism:  http://www.thinkautism.co.uk/parents
  • March 4th – ADHD counselling – Rebecca Champ: https://www.rebeccachamp.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/7573?opendocument&part=2
  • April 29th – Autism/ ABA Specialist – Owl Therapy: http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/
  • May 20th –
  • June 3rd –
  • July 1st –

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email jackie@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Huntingdon ADHD/ASD groups

Meetings run 10 am to 12 noon at Hunts Forum, The Maple Centre, 6 Oak Tree Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN.  A free car park is located next to the Oak Tree Centre and some parking is available outside the front of the centre.  If you are using your Sat Nav, the postcode is PE29 7LB (this postcode will bring you directly to the main car park near the Golden Knight pub, then walk across footbridge to the Maple Centre)

  • January 8th – Meltdowns and Shutdowns in ASD with Sam Ramsay from the Curly Hair Project
  • February 5th – Rebecca Doyle – Sensory Sensitivities Workshop
  • March 5th – ASD Core Differences – Elisa Ferriggi – Think Autism:  http://www.thinkautism.co.uk/parents
  • April 23rd – Emotional Regulations Counsellor – Owl Therapy: http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/
  • May 7th – TBC
  • June 4th – TBC
  • July 2nd – TBC

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email jackie@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Peterborough ADHD/ASD groups

Meetings run at Family Voice PeterboroughThe Goldhay Community Centre, 105 Paynels, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2 5QP. 10am-12pm

  • January 17th – Tania Bingham – Carers Trust – Young Carers/ sibling support info. session
  • February 7th – TBC
  • March 14th –  Emotional Regulations Counsellor – Owl Therapy: http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/
  • April 25th  – TBC
  • May 16th – ASD Core Differences – Elisa Ferriggi – Think Autism:  http://www.thinkautism.co.uk/parents
  • June 20th – Tania Bingham – Carers Trust – Young Carers/ sibling support info. session
  • July 4th – TBC

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email esther@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Visual Support information and resources

Does your child or young person like visual schedules/picture checklists for independent living skills, self care routines or managing feelings?

You can make your own or buy kits which you can use for day-to-day routines, transitions, special events.

Find top tips and other visual support resources on the National Autistic Society website 

 

TomTag visual support kit You can buy support sets – one example is the TomTag pictured left, which costs from £15.50 and have colourful tags, click-in buttons, symbol sticker packs and attachment loops. You can “pick and mix” extras and make your own.