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ASD Carers’ Support Group

Sofa-300This is a support group for parents and carers of children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASDs) – this can include Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related conditions. The group meets at our Sevenoaks centre on Mondays from 10am to 11.30am.

Note that this group is currently full. You can apply to join the waiting list.

The initiative for the group has come from our very successful Mums’ Support Groups. ASDs are not uncommon – there are over half a million people in the UK with an ASD, so when you include families that’s around 2 million people whose lives are affected in some way. The period leading up to and after a diagnosis can be a very challenging, bewildering and emotional time for parents and carers. Mums from our support groups who have been through this experience have recognised the need locally for a mutual support group for others in a similar situation. The ASD Carers’ Support Group offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential place to share your experiences and feelings with carers and parents who have had similar experiences.

You can learn more about the groups from this leaflet.

Read more about ASD on the National Autistic Society website.

There is a referral procedure to join these groups. Please contact us for further information, or use the on-line referral form below. Note that the group is currently full and referrals will be added to the waiting list.

ASD Carers Support Group self-referral form

Fields marked with an * are required

This group is currently full, so your application is for a place on the waiting list.

Optional - you can use this space for any other information you'd like to share with us.

Once this form has been received, you will be contacted by a member of our ASD Support Group team.

Your information is kept confidential in line with our policy on confidentiality.

Please be patient when "Submit" changes to "Processing" as it can take a few moments to process your referral.

When processed, the form will disappear and you will see a "success" message.

If nothing happens please check that you have filled in all the required fields.

 

WKM ASD support group poster