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Information & Resources

Support groups

Liverpool

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improve emotional well-being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self-management of ADHD, autism and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome.

They also provide training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.

Website – https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/adhdfoundation/

Autism Adventures

Community Business Enterprise that offers families living with Autism, leisure and play opportunities in an Autism friendly setting exclusive use of activities during school holidays.

Promoting awareness of Autism with campaigns and events throughout the year to showcase all opportunities for families to access.

Website – http://liverpoolautismadventures.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/flagupautism/

Autism in Motion

Autism in motion is a parent led organisation who provide support, advice and guidance for families of children with neurological conditions.
They provide courses, advice sessions and coffee mornings for parents and carers. They also offer lots of social activities for children.

Website – https://www.aimautism.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/aimautism/

LivPac: Parents & Carers of Disabled/ SEN Children and Young People 0-25 years old.

LivPac meet for coffee every first Tuesday of the month (may change during school holidays).  They offer mutual support, training for both Parents & Carers and Professionals. They are volunteers but they work in participation with Services, in Service Management meetings, sitting on participation groups and consulting with Services to help to design Services for our children. They meet at the DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive Dingle, Liverpool L8 4YL.

LivPac also hold regular free training sessions on a variety of subjects.  Check on their website or Facebook page for more information.

Tel: 0151 727 5271 or 07504544638
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.livpac.co.uk
Facebook: https: www.facebook.com/groups/LivPaC/

Parents Interest Group

Monthly Support Group for Parents, Grandparents & Carers of children with social and communications difficulties.
The group is run by June Ardrey and Babs Bluett-Duncan (term time only) for Parents, Grandparents & Carers of children with Autism and other social and communications difficulties.

They meet up once a month, everyone is welcome and occasionally they have invited speakers in to talk to the parents such as Speech and Language therapists, Mencap, Dental nurses, and other professionals.

Free refreshments are provided as well as play facilities for younger children.
Go along and make new friends and find the mutual support and sharing of experiences with other parents. Remember you are not alone.

Merseyside Christian Fellowship Church Hall
22 Richmond Park
Liverpool
L6 5AD

Tel: 07837098625 (text only)
Email: [email protected]
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/590341564367657/

Nationally

Cerebra

Cerebra provide the following core services to families where a child has a brain condition.

The Cerebra Sleep Service
The Cerebra Legal Entitlements & Problem Solving Service
The Cerebra Health and Well-being Service
The Cerebra Money Matters Service
The Cerebra Innovation Centre
Sensory Library
Book Library

Website: http://www.cerebra.org.uk/http://www.cerebra.org.uk/

Afasic

Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications.

Website: https://www.afasic.org.uk/

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provide information, support and training and for individuals, families and professionals.

Website: http://www.autism.org.uk/

Activities

Spring City Liverpool

Autism Trampolining
Bounce in a session tailored to your needs! Spring City offers three different inclusive sessions specifically aimed at being Autism Friendly, ADHD friendly, and disability friendly so you can bounce with your family in a more comfortable environment. With staff trained to understand your needs and your possible areas of concern, these sessions promise to provide a fun session which can be enjoyed by everybody.

https://springcity.co.uk/sessions/spring-inclusive

Term time :
Every Sunday 10am -11am
Every Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Unit 1 & 2 Glacier Buildings
Harrington Road
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BH
(For sat nav try L3 4ED)

0151 958 0393
Website – www.springcity.co.uk
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/springcityliv/

Yellow Sub

The centre houses a host of unique attractions that are second to none; including a large and small play frame, an arcade and football pitch.

Dempster Buildings
Atlantic Way
Brunswick Business Park
Liverpool
L3 4BE

Disability sessions held every 2nd Tuesday of the month 6.15pm – 8pm.
Website – http://www.yellowsub.co.uk/events/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/yellowsubplay/

Information cards & discount cards

CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.
 The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.The Card is developed by UKCA’s Disability Working Group, whose members include film exhibitors and distributors, and national disability charities such as Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB, Dimensions and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Website: https://www.ceacard.co.uk/

Social media groups & support

Autism in motion – https://www.facebook.com/aimautism/
Parent Interest Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/590341564367657/
LivPac – : www.facebook.com/groups/LivPaC/

Books & other resources

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood: For parents and carers of the newly diagnosed

Dr Luke Beardon is a well-known expert in the field, and this book is an accessible, easy-to-read introduction for those encountering autism for the first time. Gently and honestly, it guides you through the issues you might encounter, busting the myths around autism and Asperger Syndrome, and explaining what the diagnosis means for your child, for you, and for your wider family. It looks at sensory profiles, helps you handle your child’s anxiety, tackles education, and answers a variety of frequently asked questions.

Autism & Asperger Syndrome in Adults

Estimated to affect just over 1 per cent of the adult population in the UK – some 700,000 individuals – autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment but, this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with several years’ experience in the field, this book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger syndrome, and comments on the realities of adult life including further and higher education, employment, dating and parenthood. For autistic children, teenagers and adults, their families and friends, and any professionals interested in autism.

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