Our drop-in sessions are for parents and carers of children who display traits associated with, or have a diagnosis of, a neurodevelopmental condition including: autism, sensory processing, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). A diagnosis is not needed.
These sessions will provide a safe space for parents and carers to meet others in a similar situation and provide the opportunity for peer support, enabling parents to support each other, share experiences and ideas. These groups are facilitated by a Family Support Team Leader. The aim is to provide a supportive and empowering environment for our parents and carers.
There will also be multi-agency drop-ins and peer-support drop ins available. Multi-agency drop ins are designed so parents/carers can meet a representative from other services and agencies who may be able to support their family, child or young person. For details of upcoming multi-agency drop-ins in your area, and who will be attending please visit our Facebook Group. Peer support drop ins and designed to be relaxed and informal, providing you with the opportunity to meet other parents/carers in similar situations and discuss any topics or situations that you might be finding challenging, as well as sharing positive stories, top tips, strategies and information. A member of the Family Support Team will always be present at these drop-ins to provide support and facilitate the group.
The drop-in sessions and format will vary slightly depending on each area. For further details of all sessions please click on the link to your Local Authority below to see an up to date flyer containing details of the drop-in’s available: