Friday, 27 April 2018

Could you help to shape a young person’s future?

Could you help to shape a young person’s future?

Have fun and make a real difference as a mentor with Kids Inspire
We are looking for local people to provide an hour a week to help a young person.
Our mentors help shape children and young people’s futures for the better:

  • Visit the park
  • Do arts and crafts
  • Listen, guide, encourage and motivate

Opportunities are available for people aged 19 and above and Peer Mentoring opportunities for anyone aged 16-18.

Full training is provided and you have the opportunity to enhance your own skills and experience.

Kids Inspire

If you can commit to an hour a week, please contact Charlotte: or call 01245 348 707


The Relaunch of Ark
Come and have an informal, private chat with other parents

Share ideas
Guest Speakers
Support one another
Play area for younger siblings

Monday 30th April 2018
(Forthcoming dates: Monday 21st May 2018,
Monday 25th June 2018, Monday 16th July )
9.30 am until 11.00 am
The Acorn Children’s Centre
The Old School Hall
Beridge Road
Email :

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Celebrating Autism: An evening with Dean Beadle

Dean Beadle has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of life on the autism spectrum. In recent years he has also spoken in Denmark, Belgium, Guernsey and Ireland as well as undertaking four annual seminar tours of Australia and New
Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on his diagnosis. In 2011 Dean’s speaking was brought to a wider audience, as a clip of one of his speeches was viewed across the world on Youtube. He is also an experienced journalist, having been published in local, regional, national and international publications. Between 2008 and 2011 he
worked freelance for Greenwich Time Newspaper, a local newspaper in London. As part of this he did everything from fitness columns and celebrity interviews through to concert reviews and news reports. Dean is honorary president of ‘Autism Puzzles’- a parent led charity in Cardiff, Wales.

The Relaunch of Ark

Monday, 20 November 2017


14th Dec 2017

Meeting: 10am-12pm
Refreshments from: 9.30am

The Apex, Thriftwood School, Slades Lane, Galleywood, CM2 8RW

Look forward to welcoming you to the
Lets celebrate our success together!  Put the date in your diary NOW!

For further information please contact :
Claire Smith (

We have no creche, so ask that children are NOT brought to meetings

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

SPECTRUM Parent Support Group

SPECTRUM Parent Support Group

1st Nov 2017

Questions and Solutions

This month come along to share your questions, get some new strategies and knowledge to help you, your child and young people of all ages.

10am - 12pm (refreshments from 9.30am)Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, COLCHESTER(near Mercury Theatre, Closest car park St Mary's)

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Carers of Anxious children

At Acorn Children’s Centre, Beridge Road, Halstead CO9 1JH

A support group for parents and carers of children showing signs of anxiety
Come and share your experiences and learn some new strategies
Facilitated by Paulette from F.A.S.T and
Carol - Home School Liaison worker from ECC Specialist Teacher and Preschool service
Phone 01787 374 246 for more info

Next meeting -     Tuesday  17th October    9.30am – 11am

Hope to see you there
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