North East Autism Society

North East Centre For Autism, Cedar Drive, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6UU

Contact details

  Contact:Kerrie Higkcock
  Email:kerrie.highcock@ne-as.org.uk
  Telephone:0191 410 9974
  Website:visit website

Overview: 

Toddler Group
Our Parent and Toddler group is for children aged 0-5 years old with special needs. This group is intended to bring support, advice and information on other services available at a time of great need.

This is a FREE service for parents/carers of children aged 0-5 years old with special needs.
This group is intended to bring support advice and information on other services available at a time of great need. Trained autism practitioners will deliver sessions that aim to:
Provide a safe place where parents can spend time with other parents who are in similar situation. 
Provide information, advice and signposting in relation to parents and their child’s needs.
Provide a space where children are able to have fun, engaging in activities which are meaningfull and positive.

Newton Aycliffe Group
The group meet every Tuesday, from 10.00 – 12.00 and Thursday, from 12.30 - 2.30pm
North East Centre for Autism, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6UN
For more details please contact:
Theresa Arrowsmith on 01325 328 092 or email 

Stanley Group
The group meet every Friday, from 1.00 - 2.30pm
Stanley, Clifford Rd, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0AB

Sunderland Group
The group meet every Thursday, from 9.30 - 11.00am 
Rainbow Family Centre, 34 Elliott Terrace, Washington, NE37 3AE

Family Networking
Our workshops have been written in connection with parents, carers and other family members who have someone with autism in their life.

Our Family Networking Group is available through our NEAS Facebook page, it is a closed forum for family members with someone with autism in their lives. Family members have told us that they greatly benefit from talking to other people in a similar situation and it was for this reason that family networking was initially set up.
We also share local information about activities and events happening in and around the North East region and we encourage other members to do the same. 
The network also acts as an information sharing tool, positing updates about autism to ensure members are kept up to date with existing and new knowledge.

Family Workshops
Our workshops focus on empowering parents to use their natural skills to support their children in the home environment, enabling confidence, and opening parents up to a life as part of their community.
FREE six-week course for families

This course has been written in connection with parents, carers and other family members who have someone with autism in their life.

This course is based on the ethos that people with autism and those living alongside autism are the experts, with the aim of using this course as a forum to share feelings, ideas and practical skills amongst those that know best. We have also consulted with those who have autism, to make sure that their needs, feelings and difficulties are being represented.

We do not want this course to be a textbook look into autism, but a fluid, up to date syllabus, that places emphasis on the uniqueness of the people that it’s all about.

The course is aimed at all family members, and will be differentiated depending on individual need.
Our Key Aims
To provide you with:
A support network, where you, are able to discuss feelings and share ideas
Time and space to reflect, in a safe none judgemental environment
Knowledge to feel empowered
The facts about rights, entitlements and the law
A tool kit of strategies, which you may be able to use within their daily life
Real life experiences from those who know best
Sessions include:
Introduction to autism
Living with autism
Sensory differences
Communication differences
Emotional wellbeing
Navigating the system

Trampolining
Our FREE trampolining lessons are open to children, young people and adults with special needs. They are based at our North East Centre for Autism.
The trampolining sessions are held on a Saturday from 10am - 12noon (twice a month) at North East Centre for Autism (Sports Hall), Cedar Drive, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6UN.
The sessions are FREE and open to all children, young people and adults with special needs.
Please be aware that parents/carers are responsible for their own children at all times during the sessions. 
 
 




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