Daisy Chain are the Regional Hub for North East and Yorkshire for Autism Central. This is a new programme designed and developed to deliver high-quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching for families, parents, carers, and personal assistants. Autism Central has been commissioned by NHS England’s Workforce, Training and Education Team and is delivered by nine not-for-profit organisations.
Daisy Chain are able to offer family members, carers and personal assistants of autistic children and adults a variety of group and individual sessions. These will focus on meeting the needs of autistic people and on signposting to access to local and national services. Sessions will be offered in person and online. These sessions will be facilitated by Peer Educators who are experts by experience and have a good understanding of autism.
This service covers all of the North East and Yorkshire, including: Hartlepool, Durham, Cumbria, Darlington, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North East Linconshire, North Linconshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York.
Please note: although Autism Central covers North East and Yorkshire, all of our clubs and activities are based in and around the Tees Valley due to the location of our day centre. They are open to those who are willing to travel, but not available across the region.
This new programme is available to:
- family members of autistic adults and children
- partners/spouses and informal carers of autistic people
- personal assistants of autistic people
As part of the programme, Daisy Chain will provide weekly Learning Workshops, Links Parent Support Group and Stay and Play (based in Stockton, held during term-time) with additional sessions set up in locations across North East and Yorkshire.
Daisy Chain is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity. We actively encourage engagement from people who may have difficulty in accessing centres in person, have reduced access to online facilities, and may have additional barriers which can arise from being from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.
If you feel you may benefit, please contact email@example.com, call 01642 378461 or fill in the contact form linked below.
Daisy Chain specialises in strategies and approaches that are compatible with: Autism, ADHD, FASD, Sensory processing differences, anxiety and social and communication differences. To access Autism Central, your child can be either diagnosed, on the pathway or have been identified by a professional as having a need relating to the listed neurodiversities.