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 Eve Redgrave 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 Eve

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.

  • June 8th – Rebecca Seaman Occupational Therapy workshop
  • July 6th – YMCA – Anxiety and depression. Free to parent carers but there will be a charge to professionals for this training session.

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email eve@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.

  • June 4 – Kathryn Auty, Music Therapist from Cambridgeshire Music.
    Kathryn will provide a brief outline of their service and then some fun, interactive activities which illustrate how music therapy can be helpful to children and young people with ASD/ADHD
  • July 2 – YMCA – Anxiety and depression. Free to parent carers but there will be a charge to professionals for this training session.

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 (please use this postcode as it will bring you directly to the main car park near the Golden Knight pub).

  • June 5 – Sarah Stones – Plain Sailing Motivation on What Motivates your Child.
  • July 3 – YMCA – Anxiety and depression. Free to parent carers but there will be a charge to professionals for this training session.

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

  • June 7 – Lego Therapy info. session
  • July 5 – YMCA – Anxiety and depression. Free to parent carers but there will be a charge to professionals for this training session.

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email eve@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.