A mutual support group for families in Lewisham with children on the autism spectrum
Run by families for families, with some professional volunteers, we provide opportunities for networking between parent/carers, and self-empowerment via practical help, advice and emotional support at various parent support meetings. We also offer regular newsletters, ebulletins, specialist talks and an autism-related library. We run children's swimming & trampolining classes, family day trips, social events, a book club, and girls' group plus an active Facebook group for parents.Why the community needs us
We lobby for better services & have strong partnership links with health, education and social services networks in Lewisham. Working closely with schools and organisations such as sports groups and theatres, we are raising awareness of autism through training to improve knowledge and understanding of the condition. We also consult for local government on ASD children's service design and engage with research bodies to further the understanding of autism.Our impact on the community
A more supported, integrated and empowered community of parents who can better help their children with autism. Shortlisted for Community Business of the Year 2010. Awarded 100% Green Light for governance and practice by Lewisham council under the Traffic Light accreditation system, in 2011.
We are always looking for local Lewisham volunteers to help with our many projects. For more information, contact us on 07946 632477 or firstname.lastname@example.org