Little Heroes ASD Support Group
Little Heroes is a Support Group for families of children who are diagnosed with or are going through a diagnosis of ASD - Autism.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH REGARDS TO CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER PHYSICAL SUPPORT SESSIONS.
HOWEVER, SUPPORT IS STILL AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE, AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
WE ARE EXPLORING OPTIONS TO BRING VIRTUAL SUPPORT SESSIONS TO OUR FAMILIES VIA ZOOM AND LIKEWISE APPS. WE APPRECIATE SUGGESTIONS AND FEEDBACK WHERE POSSIBLE. IF WE CAN HELP IN ALTERNATIVE WAYS, OR IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BARRIERS PLEASE GET IN CONTACT.
AS AN INDEPENDENT SELF FUNDED CHARITY, MANY OF OUR FUNDING AVENUES HAVE CEASED WITH THE CURRENT UNCERTAINTY OF THE WORLD. WE ARE TRYING TO COMPLETE THE ADAPTIONS FOR THE PLAYROOM IN OUR HUB WHICH WE DID HAVE GREAT HOPES FOR. THE VENUE IS NOT A HABITED BUILDING AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COMPANIES OR TRADESPEOPE THAT CAN DONATE TIME/ LABOUR/ MATERIALS PLEASE GET IN CONTACT AND MAKE SOMETHING POSITIVE COME OUT OF THIS SITUATION. AS WE SAY "NEVER SAY NEVER"
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE VIA: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/little-heroes-achild-friendly-play-room
We are based at Little Heroes ASD SUPPORT HUB meeting every Friday during term time 10am to 2pm.
Families, children, and siblings are welcome.
In addition, we offer activities throughout the school holidays and provide suitable events for families whilst offering them the chance to socialise with other likewise families whilst receiving advice and support from one another, as well as potentially creating new friendships within a circle of support. In addition, we invite professionals along to these meetings and activities so families can benefit from their information and advice, it also makes it simpler for them to connect with these people that they may be wary of or find it a little daunting. Our intentions are that all children no matter what their ability/ disability is that they will be able to participate in activities and events that other neurotypical children can do, we give families the means to do this by arranging such activities in safe and secure surroundings.
We offer support and advice via our parenting and professional connections network. We aim to work with families as soon as autism is discovered as a possibility.
Families are always welcome to our weekly sessions no matter what the age is of their child/children (after all, our parents have lived and learned and are the experts who can pass on their knowledge and give support to others). However, due to our activities, children centre location, and the fact that we now have many children that are approx 18 months plus, we have an approx upper age limit for the children we put activities on for where appropriate.
For further information, please find us on Facebook by searching 'Little Heroes ASD Support' or contact us via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who to contact
Little Heroes ASD SUPPORT HUB
409, London Road
In addition we offer travelling sessions out and about in the community. Check out our social media for more up to date regular information.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
Weekly sessions 10am to 2pm.
Please visit our Facebook page for up to date information regarding sessions and activities or email for further information.
- Day(s) of week
- Time of day
- Session Information
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
- Referral required
- Contact Name
- Kim Drake
- Contact Telephone
- 07379 897947
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
ReviewsRated 0 out of 5 (3 reviews)
We haven't been attending Little Heroes for very long, but in the short time we have been attending we have really enjoyed the sessions and found lots of support and advice from the staff and other parents. Always welcomed warmly and never feel out of place as everyone understands your child's behaviour. We especially enjoyed all the summer activities that little heroes put on and attended nearly all of them. I have found the group very helpful and will be attending as often as I can with my child. invaluable group and resource for parents of little ones who have or are awaiting diagnoses of autism.
Little Heroes ASD Support Group
A constant line of support always putting our children and their families at the heart of what they do.
The children centre sessions are a lifeline especially when we have been having a bad few days - amazing to be able to talk to people face to face who just get it.
Although I am not very active on Facebook and social media, it is good to know there is other information about upcoming activities so when my family needs more we know where to look.
Thank you Little Heroes ASD Support Group - you have made our journey more easier.
We're like a family!
I've been coming to little heroes support group since it started more than 5 years ago now, while in the beginning it started out as just a monthly coffee morning for an hour or so for parents to get together and have a bit of a chat and coffee its become so much more over the years with now a regular weekly session for 4 hours every week and summer holiday activities for our children
The support I have recieved here has been invaluable and dont know what I would of done without it, got so much help and support for me and my son and its been so good to chat to other mums and dads and carer's and not only get help but to offer each other help and advice- its like were a family- in the last few years I feel priviliged that I was asked to help out at the monthly coffee mornings and offer help and advice to other parents at the beginning of their autism journey through to where they are now.
Its amazing how its grown and I just love what we do here, amazing place to come- for both getting and giving support to each other along the way!
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