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

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 – Esther will be leading a workshop on effective communication. This is a hands-on workshop where parents and carers will gain skills on how to get the best out of meetings with professionals, how to communicate to get positive outcomes from phone calls and emails and what to do when misunderstandings occur and how to recover when things go wrong.
  • April 26th – ASD Core Differences – Elisa Ferriggi – Think Autism:
  • May 17th – Ollie and his Superpowers: At the heart of the Ollie concept is a passion and commitment to building the resilience and wellbeing of children. Our coaches are dedicated to a strength based approach with a desire to make a real impact on the lives of your children:  https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com/pages/about-us
  • June 21st – SENDIASS – The Parent Partnership Service providing Cambridgeshire’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service  offers impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or have concerns that their child has special educational needs. They also offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or who have concerns they may have special educational needs.
  • July 19th – Two can talk – The role of Speech and Language Therapy/ Occupational Therapy in children with ASD/ADHD https://tctspeechtherapy.co.uk/

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 – SENDIASS – The Parent Partnership Service providing Cambridgeshire’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service  offers impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or have concerns that their child has special educational needs. They also offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or who have concerns they may have special educational needs.
  • June 3rd –
  • July 1st – Ollie and his Superpowers: At the heart of the Ollie concept is a passion and commitment to building the resilience and wellbeing of children. Our coaches are dedicated to a strength based approach with a desire to make a real impact on the lives of your children:  https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com/pages/about-us

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 – Ollie and his Superpowers: At the heart of the Ollie concept is a passion and commitment to building the resilience and wellbeing of children. Our coaches are dedicated to a strength based approach with a desire to make a real impact on the lives of your children:  https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com/pages/about-us
  • July 2nd – SENDIASS – The Parent Partnership Service providing Cambridgeshire’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service  offers impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or have concerns that their child has special educational needs. They also offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability or who have concerns they may have special educational needs.

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

  • January 17th – Tania Bingham – Carers Trust – Young Carers/ sibling support info. session
  • February 7th – Emotional Regulations Counsellor – Owl Therapy:  http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/
  • March 14th –  Dawn Stilwell, Senior Parent Advisor – Services and Support in the local area: https://contact.org.uk/
  • April 25th  – Marion Deeley – SEND Partnership Officer, Peterborough City Council
  • 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 – Ollie and his Superpowers: At the heart of the Ollie concept is a passion and commitment to building the resilience and wellbeing of children. Our coaches are dedicated to a strength based approach with a desire to make a real impact on the lives of your children:  https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com/pages/about-us

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 

 

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.