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

Scroll to see what’s on at our groups:

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.

  • Sept 13 – Richard Bell – Occupational Therapist – Participation Dogs.  Learn an overview about Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) through the frameworks of Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy – to increase participation, by reducing barriers and developing skills. www.participationdogs.co.uk
  • Oct 11th – Chris Kent – The K9 Project – Bringing to the role my many years of experience in Health, Social Care and Education settings, working across public, private and charitable sectors, my qualifications include social work, project management, dog behaviour and training, NLP, Adult Education and supporting learners with ADHD.  https://thek9project.co.uk/
  • Nov 15th – Community Sleep Service – The Community Support Service provides advice and practical support on sleep issues to parents of a child with disabilities. Gain and overview of the service and what support they can offer
  • No group in Dec
  • Jan 17th – The role of Speech and Language Therapy/ Occupational Therapy in children with ASD/ADHD  Claire Ginty Achieve Occupational Therapy  www.achieveot.co.uk and Mags Kirk Two Can Talk Speech and Language Therapy https://tctspeechtherapy.co.uk/
  • Feb 7th – Elisa Ferriggi – Learn about the core differences of ASD Elisa is dedicated to empowering parents to feel competent in raising their child with autism to improve quality of life. By addressing the core features of autism and unlocking potential children are able to develop milestones required to connect with others and establish true relationships.
  • Mar 13th – TBC

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.

  • Sept 9th – Richard Bell – Occupational Therapist – Participation Dogs.  Learn an overview about Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) through the frameworks of Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy – to increase participation, by reducing barriers and developing skills. www.participationdogs.co.uk
  • Oct 7th – Chris Kent – The K9 Project – Bringing to the role my many years of experience in Health, Social Care and Education settings, working across public, private and charitable sectors, my qualifications include social work, project management, dog behaviour and training, NLP, Adult Education and supporting learners with ADHD.  https://thek9project.co.uk/
  • Nov 11th – Community Sleep Service – The Community Support Service provides advice and practical support on sleep issues to parents of a child with disabilities. Gain and overview of the service and what support they can offer
  • No group in Dec.
  • Jan 13th – TBC
  • Feb 3rd – Sensory information session – Kate Dunne Children’s Occupational Therapist
  • Mar 2nd – Elisa Ferriggi – Learn about the core differences of ASD Elisa is dedicated to empowering parents to feel competent in raising their child with autism to improve quality of life. By addressing the core features of autism and unlocking potential children are able to develop milestones required to connect with others and establish true relationships.

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)

  • Sept 10th – Terri Johnson – Cambridge NAS (National Autistic Society). The Cambridge Branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to individuals of all ages with autism, and their families and carers, and campaigns for better local services for those living with autism in Cambridgeshire.  Learn what’s on and how they can support you and your child/young person. http://www.nascambridge.org.uk/
  • Oct 8th – Community Sleep Service – The Community Support Service provides advice and practical support on sleep issues to parents of a child with disabilities. Gain and overview of the service and what support they can offer https://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=102591
  • Nov 12th – Chris Kent – The K9 Project – Bringing to the role my many years of experience in Health, Social Care and Education settings, working across public, private and charitable sectors, my qualifications include social work, project management, dog behaviour and training, NLP, Adult Education and supporting learners with ADHD.  https://thek9project.co.uk/
  • No group in Dec.
  • Jan 14th – Karen Leete – Awareness Co ordinator, Caring Together.
  • Feb 4th – TBC
  • Mar 10th – TBC

Register your place: Call us on 01480 877333 or email esther@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.  Please note 12th Sept meeting is at the Fleet, Fleet Way,  PE2 8DL

  • Sept 12th – Elisa – Think Autism – Core Differences. Please note this meeting is at the Fleet, Fleet Way,  PE2 8DL
  • Oct 10th  – Community Sleep Service – The Community Support Service provides advice and practical support on sleep issues to parents of a child with disabilities. Gain and overview of the service and what support they can offer https://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=102591
  • Nov 14th – TBC
  • No group in Dec.
  • Jan 16th – Ali from Ollie https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com Back with Pinpoint by popular demand, Ali, creator of Ollie and his Superpowers will be joining us to talk about how we can ensure good mental health in our children by helping them to manage their emotions.
  • Feb 6th – TBC
  • Mar 6th – CHUMS – This Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service offers support to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and low mood, as well as those with significant emotional wellbeing difficulties arising from life events, such as bereavement and bullying. http://chums.uk.com/cambs-pborough-services/

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