Spectrum is a parent-led children’s charity providing a range of inclusion-focused events, sessions, away days and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities.
Registration with them is free and they support families across East Anglia and the surrounding counties, from the very start of their journey, a clinical diagnosis is not required to join them.
As a registered member you can also access their Family Worker & Child Psychology support for SEND from the comfort of your own home. This covers many areas such as behavioural, child developmental, anxiety management, Education Heath Care Plans (EHCP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Positive Parenting.
Additionally, alongside working with schools, they are a leading UK distributor for the Max Card, provide secure Minecraft servers for children with additional needs and also a supportive online community for families registered with them.
T: 01223 955404
This volunteer-run charity consists of other parents who know what it is like to have a child with additional needs or a life-limiting condition and who understand the challenges you face.
Provides a free, safe environment with activities for all children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions and their siblings. This gives parents a chance to talk and get support with their problems from others who have faced a similar situation.
Little Miracles Ramsey, Ramsey Locality office, The Boundary, Hollow Lane, Ramsey, cambs, PE261DG.
Please contact LMRamsey chairperson Amy Clarke
Telephone :07715306112 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: Laura Potter at Pinpoint. T: 01480 877333 E: Laura@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk
A drop in support group for parents by parents. This is for parents of children of all ages and covers all parenting issues. Children are welcome but please bear in mind this is not a toddler group. Meets 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 9.15am – 10.30am term time only at Broad Leas Centre St Ives PE27 5QB. It’s 50p a week to cover costs of refreshments.
Come along to drop-in sessions on Tuesdays 10am to 11am (under 5yrs)
Sessions run fortnightly, term time only.
For parents of children with additional needs, come and have a chat and access additional support.
Godmanchester Children’s Centre, Park Lane, Godmanchester PE29 2AG
T: 01480 375116
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.