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Useful contacts

See below for a list of contact numbers and websites for other useful organisations.

National Autistic Society
0808 800 4104
www.nas.org.uk

NAS Education Helpline
0808 800 4102

NAS Parent to Parent
0808 800 4106

Lewisham Autism Support
020 8699 3066

Kaleidoscope
020 7138 1100

Burgess Autistic Trust (Lewisham over-18s outreach)
020 8464 2897

Disabled Children’s Service (at Kaleidoscope)
020 7138 1272

Carers Lewisham
020 8699 8686
www.carerslewisham.org.uk

Contact a Family
– Lewisham: 020 8297 8056
– National: 0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk 

Lewisham Parent Partnership Service
020 8698 2202
www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/

Autism Services Directory
www.info.autism.org.uk

Disability Living Allowance Helpline
08457 123456
textphone: 08457 224433

IPSEA (education advice)
0800 018 4016
www.ipsea.org.uk

Family Fund
01904 621115
Textphone 01904 658085
www.familyfund.org.uk

Tax Credit Helpline
0345 300 3900
www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/

Network 81 (helpline)
0845 077 4055
www.network81.org

Family Lives
0808 800 2222
http://familylives.org.uk/

Mencap
– Lewisham: 020 8852 4100
– National: 0808 808 1111
www.mencap.org.uk
Children (up to 13)

Upcoming Events

May
22
Wed
5:00 pm Sensory Storytelling @ Blackheath Conservatoire
Sensory Storytelling @ Blackheath Conservatoire
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sensory Storytelling 5 – 11 yrs; Wednesdays 17.00 – 18.00 24th April – 17th July (12 weeks, £72) This new course has been developed in partnership with Occupational Therapists based at Whole Child Therapy. The
May
23
Thu
10:00 am Thinking Differently About Autis... @ Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London
Thinking Differently About Autis... @ Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thinking Differently About Autism - conference and training day @ Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London
An exciting and informative conference in London aimed at people working with or supporting children and young people on the Autism spectrum. The Cognitive Centre is proud to bring you a conference with a difference.
4:30 pm Fun Fizzical @ The Bridge Leisure Centre
Fun Fizzical @ The Bridge Leisure Centre
May 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:55 pm
Fun Fizzical weekly activity sessions A weekly exercise group for children with special needs Where The Bridge Leisure Centre, Lower Sydenham When Thursdays 4:40 – 5:55pm Who Special needs children and their siblings aged 3 – 16 years
6:30 pm SIGNAL Teen group @ Telegraph Hill
SIGNAL Teen group @ Telegraph Hill
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SIGNAL Teen Group Who: teenagers on the spectrum who would like to socialise in a supported but unpressured way. Parents are encouraged to drop-off, although we understand if you need to stay initially. When: Thursday
8:00 pm SIGNAL Thursday Evening Meeting @ Forest Hill
SIGNAL Thursday Evening Meeting @ Forest Hill
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sonia Gannon In May we are delighted to have Sonia Gannon coming to give a talk based on the NAS Teen Life Programme. Topics covered by the programme include puberty, independence, anxiety and preparing for
May
28
Tue
10:00 am Mindfulness Course for parents @ The Deborah Ubee Trust
Mindfulness Course for parents @ The Deborah Ubee Trust
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness Course for parents @ The Deborah Ubee Trust
Mindfulness course for parents This 8-week course of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is for parents with children under 18 and aims to help parents cope better with their own stress, depression and anxiety. As a
May
29
Wed
5:00 pm Sensory Storytelling @ Blackheath Conservatoire
Sensory Storytelling @ Blackheath Conservatoire
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sensory Storytelling 5 – 11 yrs; Wednesdays 17.00 – 18.00 24th April – 17th July (12 weeks, £72) This new course has been developed in partnership with Occupational Therapists based at Whole Child Therapy. The
May
30
Thu
11:00 am SIGNAL Whitsun Day Out – Wildcat... @ Catford
SIGNAL Whitsun Day Out – Wildcat... @ Catford
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whitsun Day Out: Wildcat Wilderness 11am to 1pm – Forest school – spaces are free but you need to book. Siblings welcome. 1pm to 3pm – Family picnic – open to all. Please bring your
4:30 pm Fun Fizzical @ The Bridge Leisure Centre
Fun Fizzical @ The Bridge Leisure Centre
May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:55 pm
Fun Fizzical weekly activity sessions A weekly exercise group for children with special needs Where The Bridge Leisure Centre, Lower Sydenham When Thursdays 4:40 – 5:55pm Who Special needs children and their siblings aged 3 – 16 years
6:30 pm SIGNAL Teen group @ Telegraph Hill
SIGNAL Teen group @ Telegraph Hill
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SIGNAL Teen Group Who: teenagers on the spectrum who would like to socialise in a supported but unpressured way. Parents are encouraged to drop-off, although we understand if you need to stay initially. When: Thursday