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

Daytime meetings  are 12.30 to 2.30pm  at Ely Children’s Centre, CB7 4RB – Blue badge parking bays and parking on road outside of centre.

Evening Meetings 6.30 to 8.30pm are held at: Ely Community Centre, Larkfields Resource Centre, High Barns, Ely, CB7 4SB

  • December: No meeting
  • January  12 – Daytime – Chris Kent, Canine Assisted Learning Mentoring and Personal Development from The K9 Project
  • February 9 – Daytime – Donna Sparrow SENDIASS
  • March 9 – Daytime – Dawn Stilwell, Senior parent advisor from Contact
  • April 20th – Daytime
  • May 11th – Daytime
  • June 8th – Daytime
  • July 6th – Daytime

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

Histon ADHD/ASD groups

Daytime 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.

Evening Meetings run at 6.30 to 8.30pm

  • December – no meeting
  • January 8 – Daytime – Laura Potter Independent Supporter from Core Assets
  • February 5 – Daytime – Dawn Stilwell, Senior parent advisor from Contact
  • March 5 – Daytime – Peter Dawson SENDIASS
  • May 7 – daytime
  • June 4 – daytime
  • July 2 – daytime

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).

  • December – no meeting
  • January  9 – Daytime –  Johanna Stevenson Independant Supporter from Core Assets
  • February 6 – Daytime –  Juliet Greer SENDIASS
  • March 6 – daytime, speaker TBC
  • April 17 – Dawn Stilwell, Senior parent advisor from Contact
  • May 8 – daytime
  • June 5 – daytime
  • July 3 – daytime

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

Peterborough ADHD/ASD groups

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

  • December 7 – Marion Deeley, SEND Partnership Officer PCC
  • January 11 – Daytime, speaker TBC
  • February 8 – Daytime – Dawn Stilwell, Senior parent advisor from Contact
  • March 8 – Daytime, speaker TBC

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.