Parent Support Groups

 Parent Support Groups
 
Parents of children with learning disabilities often find it really useful to get together with other parents in a similar positions to share experiences, information and emotional support. Listed below are support groups which operate in Northamptonshire. It is also worth contacting your local Children's Centre as many of these run parent support groups. CLICK HERE.
 
 High Five                         Oakley Vale Group
Kettering 
Social support group for parents of children with high functioning autism.
Meets second and fourth Monday of the month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Contact Diane: tel: 07528 365429
email: diane.rayner@scope.org.uk
 
Corby 
Support group for parents of children with disabilities.
Meets at Oakley Vale Primary School on Thursdays in term time from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
Tel: 01536 461199
email: bursar@oakleyvale.northants-ecl.gov.uk
     
     SEN Friendly
   
Irthlingborough 
Support group for parents and carers of children with disabilities or additional needs.
Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 10.30am at Irthlingborough Children's Centre.
Contact Janice Flynne: tel: 01933 653765
email: irthlingboroughcc@northamptonshire.gov.uk
     
     Snowflakes
   
Wellingborough 
Support group for families of children with special needs.
Meets Mondays mornings from 9.30 during term time at Rowan Gate School
Tel: 01933 304970


 
     
 Stars    Studfall Parents Group

Daventry
Support group for parents/carers of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Meets Fridays from 10am to Noon at the Family Centre Staverton.
Contact Mandy: Tel. 07531235528
email. starstogether@googlemail.com
web. www.autism-stars.webs.com

  Corby
Support group for families of children with ASD.
Meetson first Wednesday of the month in term time at 9.15am.
Contact Jan Meers: Tel. 01536 772130
     
 Talk SENse    Jigsaw
South Northants
Support group for parents and carers of children with learning, physical and behavioural challenges.
Meets every second wednesday of the month at 7.45 at Middleton Cheney Library.
Contact Mrs Aris: t.aris@homecall.co.uk
http://mcsent.weebly.com/talk-sense.html
  Higham Ferrers
Support group for parents and carers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or with social and communication difficulties.
Meets first Thursday of the month from 7.30pm to 9pm at Higham Ferrers Sure Start Children's Centre.
Contact Tel: 01933 419759
email: HighamFerrersCC@northamptonshire..gov.uk
     
 Little Stars    Down Syndrome Group
Northampton
Group for parents and carers who have a pre-school child with special needs ora developmental delay.
Meets every Wednesday in term time, 11.45am to 1pm at Thorplands Children's Centre.

Contact Maddie Adamson Tel: 01604 741131. 
  Northamptonshire
Supports families and friends in the community who have a connection to people with Down Syndrome.
Provides info, support and organises a callendar of events.
Contact Email: djnorthants@hotmail.com
Web: 
www.downgroupnorthants.co.uk
     
 F.A.C.T.    SNUG
Northampton
Support group for parents of children and youn adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Meets on second Wednesday of the month in term time from 7.30pm to 9pm at Cedar Road School Northanpton.
Contact email: factnorthants@yahoo.co.uk
www.factnorthants.org.uk
  Brackley
Support group for parents of children with special needs.
Meets on Tuesdays fortnightly from 10an to 12 noon at different members houses.
Contact 
01280 704016
     
 SNUG    PEN GREEN
Towcester
Support group for parents of children with special needs.
Meets first Wednesday of the month in term time from 9.30am to 11.30am at Towcester Children's Centre.
Contact tel: 01327 350272
  Corby
Support group fpr parents and carers of children with special needs.
Meets on Mondays from 10am to 11.30am at the Pen Green Centre.
Contact: 01536 443435
www.childrenscentre.pengreen.org/contact/