Autism Parent Support Groups

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Luton will be hosting the the ‘Living Well Autistic’ conference on Friday 22nd April 2022

It is early days and more detail will follow but save the date now and for more information or to express an interest, please use the link below.

Living Well Autistic Conference

Families in Luton Autism Group

The autism spectrum team (part of the Special Educational Needs Service) run the Families in Luton Autism Group (FLAG).

This was formed to address the needs of families affected by autism after an initial survey highlighted the parents’ wishes to link with families in similar circumstances, have access to a sympathetic listening ear and user friendly information about the autism spectrum.

Each meeting provides parents with an opportunity to discuss issues with other families and carers, teachers, early years advisors and support workers – all of whom have had experience working with autistic children and those with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Due to Covid-19 all parent support groups are running online see below for details. For more information, please contact chloe.bishop@luton.gov.uk

The Autism Spectrum Team  Tel: 01582 548151

For a direct link to the FLAG webpages, click here


Families in Luton Autism Group (FLAG)

Details of upcoming meetings can be found on the poster, click the link below.

Families in Luton Autism Group Spring 2022 Meetings


Support with Autism Network (SWAN)

Details of upcoming support meetings can be found by clicking the link below

Support with Autism Network Meetings 2022


Families United Network

Please take a look at the FUN website for information about October half term activities, club bookings for November, and tickets for a trip to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable to watch Aladdin. https://familiesunitednetwork.org.uk/


Transition to a new school

For some of you, now is the time to be thinking about transition. We have included some useful resources to help you navigate this time:

https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/support-for-children/back-to-school-transition-resources/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbq6kmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbd2cqt


Other Support Organisations

Parent Guidance on Autism and Education

Careers Ideas for Students with Autism