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Afasic local groups and contacts - October 2014 (102.7 KiB, 9,176 hits)
Parents often want to talk to other parents, share experiences and concerns, and get together to help campaign for better services in their area. Afasic has a number of local groups and contacts that would like to hear from you.
Details of local group meetings in North Surrey, Norwich, Shrewsbury, Stockport, Sunderland and west London.
We have two support meetings a month, where you can meet other parents, voice your concerns, and have a chat. Maria holds a meeting in her Ashtead home, usually in the evening on the first Monday of the month.
Contact: Maria 01372 276515
Christine holds a meeting in her Epsom home, usually in the morning on the third Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Christine on 01372 810079
Things are changing at Afasic Norfolk.
We are continuously trying to improve the support we give to children and parents of children with speech and language difficulties and as such we are no longer hosting regular meet ups but are focussing our support on-line. It’s what people seem to want so it’s what we are doing!
We can still be found on Facebook (Norwich Afasic Support Group) but will have a super webpage soon with new links and contacts to help.
Stay tuned folks! Amy and Tracy
A new group is being set up in Shrewsbury. Further details:
Kath Ladenegan local Shrewbury group Leader – tel 01939 260930 or email Kath.
Friday 11 July, 12-2pm Wyevale Garden Centre cafe, SK6 7HE. Come along and have a catch up with parents/ carers of young people with speech, language and communication needs. Also a chance to plan a couple of trips out in the summer.
AFASIC are encouraging everyone to ‘Walk and Talk’ in September, and we are hoping to have a go. Keep the Sunday 14 September free, details to follow, we are aiming for our families to complete a shortish walk in order to raise money and the profile of AFASIC.
We now have our own Facebook page ‘Afasic Stockport’ if you want to follow us there.
Contact Rhoda Badge for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child has a speech, language or communication difficulty come and meet with other parents and carers for information and support.
Our next meeting is on Friday 23 January 2015, from 9.30 am to 12 noon, at the Community Room, Washington Community Fire Station, Glover Industrial Estate, Sunderland NE37 3AG.
Directions to the venue.
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We have a speaker from Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy Service at our next meeting on 23 January. We will be hearing about speech and language therapy services for children at secondary school. Do join us if you can.
(If you can’t make that date, we also have a meeting planned for Friday 27 March 2015.)
Meetings are very informal with lots of chat, tea, coffee and biscuits! Don’t worry if you can only stay for part of the time, and don’t feel you have to come on your own. If you would like to, come with a friend or a relative. Everyone is welcome – please pop in.
If you have any questions please call Nicola – 07729217595, or send an email to Nicola.
Lots of things are changing at the moment for children and young people with additional needs. Over the next year we will be asking some speakers to visit the group to make sure we are as well informed as possible about what is happening in Sunderland. Watch this space for more details, or contact Nicola.
We hope you can join us at the next meeting.
A West London support group for parents with SLI children started in 2011 at Shepherds Bush.
The next group meeting: tbc
We would be delighted for you and your children to join us. We have a child of 11 with SLI and will be pleased to share our experiences and link up for future activities.
If you would like to get involved please let me know:
Andrew Mitchell – 07900 680 752
Not a local contact near you?
If there is not one in your area perhaps you might want to start a local group or be a local contact. A short introduction is provided below outlining what is involved in setting up and running a local group.
Setting up a local Afasic Group (61.0 KiB, 1,459 hits)