Other asd parents in Wimbledon or SW London

Hi all and merry xmas..

It's a challenge that we all share and talking about it is one way of feeling better. Im fed up with people I know in my life that cant even begin to imagine what an asd house is so its time to connect with like wise families. We live in Wimbledon and desperate to meet other asd parents. I have tried the NAS directory etc with no luck. Can someone advise...

many thanks

  • Hi heart_blue,

    The autism helpline might be able to help you navigate the NAS directory if that would be helpful, you can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm).Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor.

    Please see the following link for further information:

    http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main.aspx

    Another service you might be interested in is our Parent to Parent service who offers emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. This service is confidential and run by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism . You contact the team on 0808 800 4106. Please leave a message and the team will call you back as soon as possible at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. Alternatively you can use contact the team via web form: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/community/family-support/parent-to-parent/enquiry.aspx

    Hope you find something local to you.

    Kind regards,

    Heather - Mod

  • Hi there heart_blue, im a wimbledon mum too. I live near the village and would love to meetup sometime and i know how isoalting it can be to be surrounded by ppl who mean well but just dont get it and cannot relate to our everyday struggle and unpredictability. I'm actually hosting a local parent this friday on the 23rd at willow Bough tea rooms if you're interested. Leigh from Champs aacdemy will be coming in to talk about how to help children deal with anxiety and confidence issues and will give us local parents a chance to meet and exchange experiences and valuable insights about current situations and the future! You can call or text me on [edited by moderator] and to know more about the meetup just follow ww.kidsorted.com/merton

    Talk soon.

    Edited by Ayshe mod