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Support Groups in Hertfordshire

Here is a list of the support groups for families of children with Special Needs  within Hertfordshire - we thought this may be useful to some families. With many thanks to the AAA consortium for compiling this, forwarding it  and letting us publish the data.  

NameSupportWhen/WhereContact
ADD-vance ASD & ADHD families1st Wed 7.30-9.30pm at St Albans CC
3rd Thurs 7.30-9.30pm at The Family Centre, Park Rd, Ware SG12 0AW
Anne Ross 01727 833963
www.add-vance.org
herts@add-vance.org
Angels (Hitchin)ASD & ADHD familiesevery Tues 10-12pm (+ crèche) at The Community Learning Room, Oughton Primary Sch,Mattocke Rd, Hitchin SG5 2NZLeise Cooper 07815 458355
leise@angelssupportgroup.org.uk
www.angelssupportgroup.org.uk
Angels (Royston)ASD & ADHD familiesfortnightly on Thurs 12.30-2.30pm at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5TPLeise Cooper 07815 458355
leise@angelssupportgroup.org.uk
www.angelssupportgroup.org.uk
Angels (Stevenage)ASD & ADHD familiesWed 12.30-2.30pm at Broadwater Children’s Centre,Longmeadow School, Oaks Cross, Stevenage SG2 8LTLeise Cooper 07815 458355
leise@angelssupportgroup.org.uk
www.angelssupportgroup.org.uk
AS Friends 
 parents/carers3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm at
Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Holwell Rd WGC AL7 3RG
Sanja Murphy 07957 295256
asfriends@btinternet.com (Sylvia)
ChatSS (parent support grp of CHIPS)
 
families of  children of all ages with SEN3rd Thurs 1-2.30pm  at the HUB, Divots Place, Hertford, SG13 7SP Contact:  Angela/Jo thro' CHIPS office: 01992 534664
helen@chipsplay.org
CommonSENse
all SEN families 4th Monday of the month at 7.45-9.15pm at The Salvation Army Halls Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2TGTerry Harrison   0780 4656921
Liz Buckler   01582 461696
Commonsense2@btinternet.com
Essential Support parents/carers 2nd Mon 8pm – at
The old Mill, London Road, Berkhamsted
Anna Harper
07710 448906
akharper@gmail.com
Harc – the Herts Branch of NAS

families coping with autism and autism professionalsPO Box 450, Hatfield AL10 1EULaurence Griffin
07 836 667 394
support@harc-online.org.uk
HopeforAutism parents/carers2nd Tues 7.30-9.30pm at St Albans Children’s Centre, Church Cres AL3 5JBDawn Pickles: 01442 390642
KIDS East Hertsfamilies of  children of all ages with SENThe HUB, Divot Place, Hamel's Drive, Hertford, HERTS SG13 7SPKirsty Russell
01992 504013
07557 032807

KIDS East Herts
SNIPSall SEN familiesalternate Weds in school term time; 1.30 - 3pm; the Orchard Room, Peartree School, Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden CityJan Kitchin 01707 332470
jnkn@triscali.co.uk
SPACEparents/carers of children with autism/ADHD and related conditions
Regular monthly meetings in various locations with professional speakers, workshops and seminars, social events plus a library of books to borrow.
spaceherts@gmail.com
http://www.spaceherts.org.uk
Swans Group (parent support group )

 (primary age) all SEN2nd Thursday 9.30 -11.15am at
Hemel Children’s Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP2 6BH
Linda Frances
01442 255882
linda.frances@herts-pcts.nhs.uk
Health Visitor
PHEAT parent/carers of ASD children receiving
ABA/Lovaas intensive home therapy

Helene Baker 01707 657904
ROSHNI
 

2nd Wednesday of month between 12.45 – 2.45pm
At Westfield Children’s Centre, Croxley View, Watford
Contact: Mateen Nadeem
07899 995835
mateennadeem@herts-pcts.nhs.uk
Special Needs Parents Support Tring
all SEN
Angela Mitchell
01442 824462
angelamitchell19@tiscali.co.uk
Spectrum Girls (Herts)

Social group for HFA/AS girls in London & Home Counties
Lesley Zorlakki
0771 448 3485
spectrumgirls@sky.com
Tracks (Autism)

 
Respite/preschool for children with ASD and/or related conditions
Nan Cannon Jones 01438 314702
Tracks M: 07900 901265
UH Autism Group
 
Meet to discuss recent
research & other current issues.(call for details)
termly at Hertfordshire University Lynn Bhania 01707 285739
L.Bhania@herts.ac.uk