Membership benefits

Take a look at all the great reasons to become a member.

  • Helpline Access

    Our helpline (01462 813232) is open during office hours on weekdays. Its a free advice and information service and is open to parents and professionals alike. The phone is manned by trained staff who can help with questions, give advice on a wide range of topics and explain all the services we can offer. In addition, if required, we will signpost you to other agencies for more specialist support.

  • Support Groups

    We run regular support groups every month in various venues around the County. Each group is managed by a trained facilitator and provides parents and carers with a unique opportunity to voice concerns, ask questions and meet other parents who face the same challenges. The groups are totally non-judgemental and refreshments are always provided. For dates, times and venues, please follow this link to the ‘Support Group’ area of the parent support page.

  • Training

    We offer a wide variety of training for parents and carers.

    We run regular one day and four hour workshops on specific aspects of the conditions as well as parental rights, educational law and behaviour management. Our “Breaking Down Barriers” course which, over seven weeks, gives a thorough grounding into the conditions, how they present, how to use tried and tested strategies to manage the challenging behaviour our kids can display and much, much more. We run separate courses for behaviour management, For full details of forthcoming workshops and courses please follow this link to our parent support page.

Become a member

“This course is essential for any parent of a child on the spectrum. I have learnt so much about myself, which I wasn’t expecuting and lots about my child. It’s nice to know I am not alone.”

Trish. Breaking Down Barriers 2016

“Lovely support group. Thank you”

Jo. Shefford Support Group. April 2017

“Thank you so much, you were so helpful, knowledgeable and you listened. A great service.”

Debbie Helpline user.

“Very helpful”

Bob. CDC Support Group. March 2017

“I found this group brilliant. It has helped me understand ASC more”

Kirsty. CDC Support Group March 2017

“Excellent group, as ever!!!!! Thank you ”

Siobhan. CDC Support Group. March 2017

“The Breaking Down Barriers course has transformed life for me and my family- I cant thank you enough.”

Laura. Breaking Down Barriers course. July 2015