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Parent support groups

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Parent support groups offer free confidential advice to families but also run meetings/coffee mornings. These give families a chance to relax and talk to others going through similar experiences.

If you know of other support groups in your area please let us know so we can share with other families.

The Essex Carers Network

PACT for Autism

Families InFocus 

The Maze

Spectrum Parent Network

For Colchester and the surrounding areas:

Upwards with Downs

For the Harlow area:


Essex Advocacy Service