Spectrum Cambridge provide a broad range of events with local and UK venues, days out and SEND support for children 0-18 years with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities, alongside their families and carers.
The group is based on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border, reaching out to Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket and their respective surrounding villages and beyond.
It runs events, activities, days out for those we support focuses around social gains, sport, technology, the Arts, entertainment and interaction. And also offers parent-led support, working with the surrounding schools and providing an online community supporting families.
T: 01223 955404
Helping Little Hands Learn knows that often parents have to become the ‘therapist’ in their child’s life and can miss out on those important times of ‘just being a parent’. Helping Little Hands Learn provides direct consulting, support and care to families with children with special needs including therapy/play sessions, transitions, in home care. Contact: Skye Ward, Phone:07867966949 Email:email@example.com.
PACDDA is a local charity working to help people affected by dyslexia in and around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It runs Children Will Shine (CWS) sessions at Peterborough during term-times, on Mondays, from 4pm -5.30pm at the Heritage Park Primary School Community Hall, Park Farm Way, Park Farm. Peterborough, PE2 8XA .
PACDDA website has information and links to other organisations.
Email your queries via the website or get in touch via the PACDDA facebook page
A parent group , organised by Pinpoint, meeting termly at Bar Hill for those raising young people aged 14-25 with additional needs and disabilities. All parent carers welcome.
Sessions run at Bar Hill Tesco’s community room, Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EL
Contact: Jackie King at Pinpoint. T: 01480 877333 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterborough and Surrounding Counties Family Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Support Group runs a monthly support group at Peterborough which is open to Cambridgeshire families.
Support group sessions are held at The Spinney, Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough. PE3 7LE, where it works in partnership with Little Miracles.
Contact Brian Roberts 18 Doddington Road, Chatteris PE16 6UA
The group is run and supported by parents with a view to raising funds to build a centre for the use of children and young adults who have disabilities and their families. It meets regularly on a fortnightly basis and organises social events for the whole family.
March Pegs supports Fenland families with additional needs and disabilities. Monthly sessions are held at The Burrow, at Burrowmoor Primary School, Burrowmoor Road, March on the last Saturday of the month (but as volunteers aren’t always available we email out closer to the dates to confirm the sessions), 10.30am to 12noon. This group is for all ages and siblings are welcome.
• Does your child struggle?
• Does your child get frustrated?
• Does your child fit in?
• Is it easier to stay at home?
• Do you feel isolated?
Then March Pegs offers a place to bring your child/children to have a chat or just a chance to get out of your house!
March Pegs is a voluntary organisation which understands children with unique personalities or a child who has been diagnosed with a different way of thinking. In fact four of our volunteer helpers are parents of children with special needs and the other two volunteers have years of experience working with these children.
Seasonal themed activities are planned and supported by our volunteers so the children can join in if they wish or they can just free play. Let your child/children be themselves in a safe and entertaining environment.
T: 07989 685796 (or text Sharon on this number)
Facebook: March Pegs.
Little Miracles Ely is a Cambridgeshire based parent-led support group and registered charity for families with children that have additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions, their carers and siblings. Continue reading “Little Miracles Ely”