National & Local Support Agencies – support for yourself and your child at home and at school
Charity Services (ASC, ADHD & Sleep):
- Space 4 Autism, www.space4autism.com – Offers pre & post diagnostic support for parents – They hold regular meetings for parents, carers and all age groups of people with ASC and also run a wide range of clubs for all ages. Some of the other services they offer include a range of courses, special events, days out and drop-in sessions.
- Autism Networks (A.N) provide safe social spaces, advice and help for people with Autism, their families and carers, giving them the opportunity to find friends and support and to raise awareness amongst our local Community – http://www.autismnetworks.org.uk
- Other local groups such as – Crossroads Together: https://www.crossroadstogether.org.uk/; ChAps: www.cheshireautism.org.uk; Friends for Leisure: www.friendsforleisure.org.uk; Autism inclusive: https://www.autisminclusive.org.uk; Ruby’s Fund: http://www.rubysfund.co.uk
- Sleep – Children’s sleep charity http://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk/ ; https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/; Together Trust, https://www.togethertrust.org.uk.
Council Services – Family Support and Education (ADHD & ASC)
- An Early Help Assessment which can establish support agencies for both parent and child (School can advise about this).
- Cheshire East Consultation Services (ChECS – Phone: 0300 123 5012 – Select option 3)
- Cheshire East Family Information Service – Family Information Service is the front door service for families, carers and young people in East Cheshire – 0300 123 5033
- School Nurse or Health Visitor (accessed via school or GP)
- Educational Psychologists (accessed via school)
- Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT) (accessed via school)
- Cheshire East Information Advice and Support (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and phone: 0300 123 5166)
- Cheshire East Local Offer – The Cheshire East Local Offer includes information about the support and provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years old – https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities.aspx
- Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum – Parent Carer Members will benefit from advice, training and the ability to ask questions of other carers and professionals, as well as attending events.
- Cheshire East Youth Support Service (13-19 years) up to 25yrs with SEND) Tel: 01625 384320
National Services – ASC & ADHD
- Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA) https://www.ipsea.org.uk/. Tel: 01799 582030
- Nationwide websites such as www.addiss.co.uk, www.adhdfoundation.org.uk, www.adders.org, NAS – www.autism.org.uk, www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk, Royal College of Psychiatrists – ADHD for parents and carers – www.rcpsych.ac.uk/