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 Laura Potter and Linda Green. Find out more or book a place at one of the groups: Call us on 01480 877333 or email Laura

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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.

  • Jan 17th –  Speech and Language Therapist Mags Kirk, and Occupational Therapist will be talking to parents about how they can support their children at home. For more information on Mags and Claire, visit their websites:  www.tctspeechtherapy.co.uk www.achieveot.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. For more information on Elisa’s work, click here.
  • Mar 13th – Behaviour Workshop – Suitable for parents and caregivers interacting with children with learning disabilities where challenging behaviour is displayed – with Elisa Ferriggi
    Content:
    How to analyse and identify patterns in behaviour
    Understanding why behaviours occur
    Using a proactive approach to prevent behaviours occurring

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

  • Jan 13th – Help your child to understand & manage anxiety – Jane Rogers qualified Parent Coach and Parenting Writer.
  • 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 laura@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)

  • Jan 14th – Karen Leete – Awareness Co ordinator, Caring Together.
  • Feb 4th – Behaviour Workshop – Suitable for parents and caregivers interacting with children with learning disabilities where challenging behaviour is displayed – with Elisa Ferriggi, from Think Autism.
    Content:
    How to analyse and identify patterns in behaviour
    Understanding why behaviours occur
    Using a proactive approach to prevent behaviours occurring
  • Mar 10th – TBC

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

  • Jan 16th – Ali from Ollie and His Super Powers 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 – Behaviour Workshop – Suitable for parents and caregivers interacting with children with learning disabilities where challenging behaviour is displayed – with Elisa Ferriggi from Think Autism
    Content:
    How to analyse and identify patterns in behaviour
    Understanding why behaviours occur
    Using a proactive approach to prevent behaviours occurring
  • 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 laura@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