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Regional Services

Child & Family Support Worker
We are currently unable to fund a Child & Family Support Worker.


Support Groups

We have a number of support groups situated around the City, County and Rutland.

Check the LinkUp for latest details.

Castle Donnington Group (SPACE)
The group aim to share information and arrange events for families with children on the Autistic spectrum.
Meetings:
   When- Monthly, 1st and 3nd Saturday of the month, 10am to 12nooon.
   Where- Community Lounge, Castle Donnington Community College, DE74 2LN 
Contact:  Julie Truman 07988934446  or Sara Goodwin 01530 461660                  

Charnwood Autism Support Group (formerly Loughborough ASD Group)
This group is a small friendly group who meet for tea and coffee, a chat and to hear various speakers.
Meetings:
   When- Last Monday of the month, 7:30pm
   Where- John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3HA
Contact: Evelyn Halsall   01509 55 6376  charnwood.cas@gmail.com

Spectrum-Market Harborough
Spectrum-MH is a support group for parents and carers of children and adults with ASD in South Leicestershire.
Meetings:
     When- 4th Thursday of month (term time), 7:30pm 
     Where- Congregational Church, High St, Market Harborough
Contact:   Helen Jordan   07831 349574                                                                      Website:  www.spectrum-mh.org.uk

The Friendship Club
For 11-19yrs with ASD and moderate learning difficulties. Pre-registration is required as places are limited. See the registration details in the LinkUp newsletter (Info & Newsletter page of this website).

The group is also seeking parents who can volunteer to help on a rota basis.  
Meetings: 
     When- 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm.
     Where- Cafe, Salvation Army, Ladysmith Road, South Wigston, Leics LE18 4UZ.  

Contact:   Diane Madelin   07722 914124

Jigsaw
Jigsaw provides activities, support, information and advice for families with autistic children from 0-19 yrs. The group is run by parents. 
Meetings: 
     When- 2nd and 4th Tues of the month. 7-9pm.
     Where- Cafe, Salvation Army, Ladysmith Road, South Wigston, Leics LE18 4UZ.
 
Contact:   Dave Nutting   sumkindasyndrome@hotmail.co.uk   07582 197173 

Reality
Reality aims to support the whole family unit affected by ASD/Asperger Syndrome. No formal diagnosis is required. The group organises activities, trips and outings for the whole family.
Meetings:
     When- Check LinkUp for details. 
     Where- Braunstone Sure Start, Gallrds Hill, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1QR.
Contact:   Leisa Smith   leisa_smith3@hotmail.com   0791 285 0517

The Monday Club
The Monday Club is a social group for adults (18+) with Aspergers Syndrome. The group meetings offer a warm, safe and friendly environment where planned opportunities are available for the group to help improve their social skills and experiences.
Meetings:
     When- Check LinkUp for details.
     Where- Check LinkUp for details. 
Contact:   themondayclub@hotmail.co.uk  or the Project Manager 0787 3311 60

Translate
Translate hold informal monthly meetings for adults with Aspergers and those who love them. They offer support, an information pool and signposting to relevant support services.
Meetings:
     When- Monthly, 1st Monday, 7:30pm  
     Where- Moira Centre, Moira Street, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3AX
Contact:   Paul & Jo Sandford   translate_as1@ntlworld.com   01509 554797