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A2ndvoice CIC Autism Support Group- Coronavirus

Due to Covid19, we have had to cancel all face to face events. We will provide online support and workshops on a range of topics. 

Please check our website for a range of topics via online conferences.  https://www.a2ndvoice.com/

  

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We are a small voluntary support group run by parents/carers living and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum, raising awareness and understanding from different perspectives, outreaching also to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and Dual Heritage Community tackling the taboos and myths around Autism.

Cultural Diversity is the key in making a difference amongst all individuals, communities, faith groups and organisations by bridging the gap between parents and professionals with support by Autistic Specialists and Autistic Adults.

Our aim is to:

  • To inspire, to empower, to share information and build a network in providing ongoing support pertaining to the wellbeing and lifestyle for parents & carers with children or adults on the Autistic Spectrum.

  • To provide information and support for siblings and peers.

  • Supporting girls/young women on the Spectrum who are under-represented and disadvantaged.

  • Pre-natal, autistic mothers and post-natal support workshop

  • To provide support for fathers and single fathers to share similar experiences together with male workers also.

  • Raising awareness within the BAME communities to break down cultural barriers and prejudices.

  • To provide a support service within the school setting, which outreach the hard to reach parents/carers who maybe in denial and/or lacking understanding of the condition.

  • To increase awareness by all means that our local community and businesses will lead to more personal involvement, understanding and more cultural, educational and social activities, which will create a better community and a better place for those living with Autism and other, related hidden conditions.

  • To provide information, resources and tailor made packages for Faith Groups and Establishments.

  • Working in partnership with individuals and organisations that deal with Youth Services within the Criminal Justice System

We host a range of activities and events looking at the needs of the family. Supported by Autistic People

Please join our mailing list and be the first to find out what's happening.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Venessa Bobb
Contact Position
Founder/Director
Telephone
E-mail
info@a2ndvoice.com
Website
www.a2ndvoice.com
Notes

In supporting early years, we have partnered with The Institute of Wellbeing based in Croydon as part of the Hungry Little Minds Campaign.

We will be looking at provision for autistic under 5s. More details will be shared on our website. Also check TIOW who have a range of free online sessions each day, resources and information for the entire family.  

Where to go

Name
Various

Availability

Referral Details

 

National Autism Society, Coronavirus - Website

Here’s the latest guidance on coronavirus and useful information

Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening - Website - From the week commencing 1 June 2020 at the earliest, we will be asking primary schools to welcome back children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside priority groups (vulnerable children and critical worker children). 

 

Working Families - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

FAQs about coronavirus and your employment rights, and what financial support might be available.

 

Downloadable Guides for Parents and Carers of Disabled Children - Website

Where can you find flexible work as a carer? What transferable skills do you have as a carer that make you a great employee? 

 

 

 

Other notes

We are currently hosting a range of Autism Girls and Women online groups that are FREE to Wandsworth Residents ONLY.

  • For non Wandsworth Residents and Professionals fees will apply.

Please check website for our next events

Friday 19th June, 11 - 12pm - Autism & Teen Pregnancy with Carly Jones MBE

Friday 10th July, 11 - 12pm - ASC Girls and Women - Q&A with Carly Jones MBE 

Wednesday 24th June, 10.30 - 12pm - The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods with  Robyn Steward

Thursday 2nd July, 2 - 4pm - Autism, Dyslexia and ADHD, and Girls and Autism with Sarah-Jane Critchley  

 

******Funded by Wandsworth Council and London Community Foundation******

 

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

This is a small voluntary support group run by and for parents/carers living with and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum, 

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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 04 Dec 2020

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