The intentions of the group are to give support to families and individuals who are in need of assistance and guidance in dealing with family members and individuals who may otherwise feel there is no help available to them. We hold regular meetings where family members and individuals may gather to express their concerns, where together we may be able to assist and discuss relevant issues surrounding family members or individuals in need of guidance and support.
Having a child, relative or spouse with Autism or Asperger's may lead to a feeling of isolation. Hopefully, we may be able to overcome these issues working together. Please feel free to contact us for details of group meetings or current issues you may have.
Remember - you are not alone, there is no need to feel isolated, afraid, or simply not at ease with social issues surrounding Autism and Asperger's.
One thing that seems to help is talking to other people who have been through the same thing. We welcome your calls to our Parent-to-parent Telephone Support line and invite you to attend one of our twice monthly meetings at Wakefield Arms in Kendal. Go to the page below for more details: About SLAASG
Contact number: 07808813622
An autistic spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around the. Everyone with the condition has difficulty with social interaction, social communication, and imagination. Some people may have a severe language delay or accompanying learning disability while others speak more fluently or have above average intelligence.
The parents in The South Lakeland support group have children from across the spectrum and have a wide range of experience - for example, various schools, services and therapies.
Through our meetings you could meet someone in your area. Other parents are a valuable source of information and tips for dealing with particular behaviour problems. Our open meetings are opportunities to speak to a wider range of parents and interested professionals. An autistic spectrum condition is a lifelong disability but individuals can be helped to reach their full potential.
Many adults can be supported to live independently. Others stay living with parents. Some adults work in open employment, marry, and have children. Others need more support and structure in their lives and are happier following their own interests. Our group welcomes parents, carers and people with autistic spectrum disorders of all ages.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP.
If you have any concerns, worries, information or advice about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome that you would like to share with us, or if you are interested in any aspect of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Please contact Sally Percival Tel 07808813622