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Support for Parents

Do you have a child with additional needs?
Do they have a sibling aged 9-16 years old?

Sibling Support sessions are available in Derbyshire
Contact: Rachael 07545 579208
Lisa 07889 558470

Support groups in Matlock and Chesterfield (Birdholme)

Apply for a reduced cost sensory pack here:

Autism Sensory Packs - Caudwell Children
(Conditions apply)

Handout from the latest parent support group
Useful websites

Autism Central offers a wealth of resources for parents, carers and supporters of autistic people. The project is run by leading not-for-profit organisations commissioned by Health Education England. The resources have been developed with autistic people, carers and subject matter experts, and follow the most recent research and guidance. The site includes: Services Directory – to find services that are available nationally and in our local area. Online Community – to meet like-minded people and share experiences. Get Involved – share your knowledge and experience of being a parent or carer with others. Click on the link below...

Autism Central
The National Autistic Society
Autism and anger management
Autism Education Trust - Resources and advice for parents
Ambitious About Autism - A toolkit for parents

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
The above guide includes some useful website links;

Young Minds - Help your child with ADHD

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia
British Dyslexia Association
British Dyslexia Association - Supporting your child
British Dyslexia Association - A video guide for parents
The Dyslexia Association - Dyslexia in children
Made by Dyslexia - Parent support
The Dyspraxia Foundation - Dyspraxia in children

Speech, Language and Communication
Through The Eyes of a Child - Useful videos for parents around children with communication issues
Speech and Language UK - Resources for parents to support communication development
Chesterfield Royal Hospital - Useful information from our local hospital