• Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3AE
  • 01753 515 560
  • office@arbourvaleschool.org

 Emergency, Out of Hours number: 07519 130641

Support for parents

Parenting Special Children

Parenting Special Children has a popular Facebook group, providing a platform for discussion and meeting other parents with similar questions and needs. We encourage our parents to be part of this community and not to suffer in silence. You are not alone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/256486568684381/

They also have a webpage dedicated to supporting you with sleep issues and advice. For resources as well as information about further courses please take a look: http://www.parentingspecialchildren.co.uk/support-we-offer/sleep/

Parenting Special Children also has a Helpline: Call 01189 863 532 for general advice.

GEMS4Health – click here

Offers information and support to parents and carers of children with Autism and ADHD within East Berkshire.

Friday Night Club for 5-10 Year Olds

GEMS 11-15 Year Olds Social Group

GEMS 16-25 Year Olds Social Group

Over 25’s Social Group

Dental Health

Click the links below for information from Slough Healthy Smiles (Health and Wellbeing Slough)

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth

List of Dental Practices in Slough

Autism – Caring for your Child’s Dental Health

Sugar Swaps for Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth Smile Chart

Leaflets in other languages

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth (Arabic)

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth (Bengali)

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth (Polish)

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth (Urdu)

Grants for families

Family Fund is a UK-wide charity providing grants for essential items to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children. The Department for Education has provided Family Fund with additional funding to support more families through the pandemic, and families are encouraged to apply for grants for items that can help their child including computers, sensory toys, clothes and family breaks.

The Autism Group

The Autism Group offers free parent support and social groups, parent training sessions and a home visit service* for residents in the Boroughs of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell. These services are offered to parents of children and young people of any age who either have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or are on the diagnosis pathway awaiting assessment.

Parent Support Sessions

During term-time The Autism Group offers parent support sessions to share experiences and support each other. These are relaxed and informal sessions to give parents and carers the chance to take a little time for themselves. They will restart in the autumn.

For further details email tricia@theautismgroup.org.uk or call 07423 636339

*They are also able to offer 1:1 support to East Berkshire parents and carers of young people up to the age of 25 who either have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition or are on the assessment pathway through their TAG@Home service. This is currently operating as a telephone only service.

Their parent training has now gone on-line. Details of the TAG Talks can be found here.

For more information on parent support

Contact The Autism Group on 07423 636 339
Email Tricia at tricia@theautismgroup.org.uk

Special Voices

Special Voices is a group of parents/carers of children and young people with special/additional needs. The main aim of Special Voices is to raise awareness about the rights and needs of children/young people with special needs and to ensure that they and their families are consulted and involved in any decisions made during planning or developing services for them.

Special Voices October 21

Click here to visit the Special Voices website.

Latest News

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