Below are names and contact details of Support Groups, Advice Services & Care Providers. These are for both students and parents.
Links are provided to open day information, virtual tours or YouTube Channels or videos to provide further information.
Swale Spectrum is a support group for those people who care for someone on the Autism Spectrum or who have ADHD. We aim to help families who are at any stage of diagnosis but are not medical professionals and therefore only offer opinion and support.
You will find us at facebook.com/swalespectrum. Any request to join will be sent a PM with some questions to answer, please check your 'other' folder and respond before being approved or declined.
The Autism Apprentice
Support Service for Families and Employers.
We are a support group which was established in 2012. We meet, weekly, on a Friday afternoon from 3:30pm onwards at the Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey.
We offer information, advice and guidance as well as training on ADHD, Resilience, Coaching Young People for Success and Psycho-education support for ADHD.
Contact: Beverley Nolker
Active Care Group - Active Assistance
We provide progressive, personalised care pathways that combine clinical expertise, personal support, and therapeutic and rehabilitation services,
in a range of different settings to meet users' evolving needs.
Part of the Active care group
The Active Care Group offer care in the home as well as residential settings and case management support
Short break leisure activities such as gardening, horse riding and arts Real work experience
such as working in a café, being part of a gardening service to the local community
and running an online shop for homemade goods. Entry into employment through employment
or through gaining qualifications leading to further education or employment opportunities
Autism Services, Short Breaks, Funding.
To change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.
General Enquiries 0345 300 1348
Choice Support is a national charity, supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs
Phone: 01622 722400
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in-person, for free.
0808 278 7979
Swale House East Street
For Us too
A charity run by parents & carers of disabled children & young people, to empower families across East Kent.
Family Support Officer: Lauren@forustoo.org
Attlee Way, Milton Regis,
Sittingbourne ME10 2HE
Provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) for children, young people up to age 25, parents and carers.
IASK Website: https://www.iask.org.uk/
03000 412412 office
03000 413000 helpline
Short Breaks & Young Carers
Contact Phone: 01892 530330
KCC- Social Services
Information / Support/Signposting for Parents, carers and Young people.
Sensory and Autism Team;
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 03000 415444
Young Peoples team - Swale:
Contact email: DGSSyoungpeoplesTeam@kent.gov.uk
Contact phone: 03000 413232
Contact email: Social.email@example.com
Contact phone: 03000 419191
Beams is a local charity that supports disabled children, young people and their families.
The disabled children and young people who access our services will typically have one or more learning difficulty, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.
We also cover the Direct Payments Service
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 01322 668 501 option 4
Support Autism, Learning disability, Mental Health
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 08000282815