Support Groups

Click on the links below for the latest dates for support group meetings.

Support Group for Families of Adults Tunbridge Wells 2013-14

Support Group for Families of Adults Maidstone 2013-14

Support Group for Families of Adults Canterbury 2013-14

Support Group for Families of Adults Medway 2013-14

Support Group for Families of Adults Ashford 2013-14

Support Group for Families of Children 2013-14 Ashford with directions

Support Group for Families of Children 2013-14 Maidstone

Support Group for Families of Children 2013-14 Canterbury

Support Group for Families of Children 2013-14 Medway

Support Group for Families of Children 2013-14 Tunbridge Wells

Medway

Medway Support Group for Families of Adults

This group is for parents, partners and carers of adults and meets monthly on Thursdays. Everyone is welcome, just turn up!

Venue: 14 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AE.

Time: 10.00 -12.00

Contact: Emilymay Harris: Tel: 01634 405168 Email: emilymay@kentautistic.com

Medway Group - Parents of Children & Young People

Group for parents & carers of children and young people with ASC. Well established group.

Venue: 14 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AE,

Time: 10.30 am -12.30 pm.

Contact: Jo Blamires: 01634 405168. Email: jo@kentautistic.com

Maidstone

Maidstone Group - Parents of Children & Young People

This group is for parents and carers of children and young people with ASC.

Venue: Salvation Army Hall, 74-80 Union St, MAIDSTONE, ME14 1ED in the Cobtree Lounge.

Time: Every two months on a Tuesday from 10.00 am -12.00 pm.

Contact: Jo Blamires on 01634 405168.

Maidstone Support Group for Families of Adults

This group is for parents, partners and carers of adults, and meets approximately every 2 months on Tuesdays (dates can be found by clicking on the link for the group at the top of this page)

Venue: Salvation Army Hall, 74-80 Union St, MAIDSTONE, Kent ME14 1ED.

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Contact: Emilymay Harrison on 01634 405168. Email: emilymay@kentautistic.com

Ashford

Ashford Support Group for Families of Adults

This group is for parents, partners and carers of adults & meets monthly on Wednesdays.

Everyone welcome!

Venue: Ashford Resource Centre (formaly Manor House), Bentley RoadWillesborough, Ashford, TN24 0HP

Time: 10.00am -12 midday

Contact: Emilymay Harrison on 01634 405168. Email: emilymay@kentautistic.com

Ashford Group - Parents of Children and Young People

This group is for parents and carers of children and young people with ASC.

Venue: Ashford Resource Centre (formaly Manor House), Bentley RoadWillesborough, Ashford, TN24 0HP

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am

Contact: Jo Blamires Family Support Officer (Children) on 01634 405168. Email jo@kentautistic.com

Canterbury

Canterbury Group - Parents of Children and Young People

This group is for parents and carers of children and young people with ASC.

Venue: Georges Turle House, 54 London Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8JY,

Time: 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon.

Contact: Jo Blamires 01634 405168 .

Canterbury Support Group for Families of Adults

This group is for parents, partners and carers of adults, and meets approximately every 2 months on Mondays (dates can be found by clicking on the link for the group at the top of this page)

Venue: Georges Turle House, 54 London Road, CANTERBURY, Kent CT2 8JY .

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Contact: Emilymay Harrison on 01634 405168. Email: emilymay@kentautistic.com

Tunbridge Wells

 

The Tunbridge Wells Support Group for Families of Adults

This group is for parents, partners and carers of adults with ASC .Everyone welcome, just turn up.

Venue: The Family Support Centre, 39a Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1SD

Time: 19.45 - 21.30

Contact:Emilymay Harrison: 01634 405168. Email: emilymay@kentautistic.com

Tunbridge Wells Evening Group - Parents of Children and Young People

This group is for parents/carers of children and young people with ASC.

Venue: Family Support Centre, 39a Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1SD

Time: Tuesdays from 19.45 until 21.30

Contact: Jo Blamires 01634 405168

Folkestone

Father's Club

This group has been going for some time now and is headed by John Franklin. Des Walker or Jo Blamires from the Kent Autistic Trust usually attend.

Venue: St Luke's Church Hall, Canterbury Road, Hawkinge

Time: 19.00 until 21.00.

Maidstone

Father's Club

A new group - All family members welcome.

Venue: School Hall, Bower Grove School, Fant Lane, Maidstone ME16 8NL.

Time: 19.00 p.m. to 21.00 p.m.

New Groups

  • New groups for adults are planned to be started around Kent in the near future;

  • If you want to start a group tell us about it and we can help;

  • if you already have a group & would like someone to come to see you, please contact Des Walker

Other Groups and Organisations in Kent

 

Medway

Autism Discussion Group at the Sanderson Child Development Centre in Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent tel. 01634 830000

Meetings take place from 11am to 12.30pm.

Marlborough Unit Parent Support Group - Contact The Marlborough Unit, tel. 01634 338080

 

Maidstone

Maidstone P.A.C.E.S. (parents of autistic children encouragement and support group)

Maidstone Children's Centre 6.30 to 7.30pm - Contact Julien Myles 01622 727669

Bower Group Parent Support Group

Based in Maidstone. Open to parents/carers of children with special needs including those on the Autistic spectrum. Contact Jo Cousins on 01622 726773 or email psg.bowergrove@btinternet.com during school hours.

 

Thanet, Dover, Folkestone and Deal

National Autistic Society

Thanet Branch - Contact Julia Geer 07798715839

Email: thanetnasbranch@hotmail.com

South Kent Branch - contact on 01303210736 nassouthkent@hotmail.com

ASC SUPPORT SWALE

meets monthly in various venues - contact Nicola on 01795 534208 for more information or email swale@asd-support-swale.org

 

Gravesend and Swanscombe

Swanscombe & Gravesend Autism/Asperger Syndrome Support Group

Meets once a month (Wednesday) alternatively at The Oast House Day Centre, St Pauls Close, Swanscombe. (from 10.30am) and The Riverside Children's Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend (from 10.30am).

Contact Kay Burden, Information Co-ordinator, The Parent's Consortium on 01322 668501