Don’t forget resources already available to families including:
FREE Online Parenting Courses using the code 'COMMUNITY' - https://inourplace.co.uk/
Midlands Mencap offer respite short breaks and day respite - https://midlandmencap.org.uk/
Local support groups for parents
Autism West Midlands host a Northfield Parents Support Group and a Dads support group in Kings Norton - Dates are posted on their Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/AutismWM/upcoming_hosted_events
SEND Socials Coffee Mornings and Dads Group - https://sendsocialsbirmingham.co.uk/services/
DLA Support and Advice
The Project Birmingham - https://www.theprojectbirmingham.org/welfare-benefits-advice/
Northfield Customer Service Centre - https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory_record/6511/northfield_customer_service_centre
Northfield Community Partnership - https://www.northfieldcommunity.org/benifit
Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau - https://bcabs.org.uk/page/view/benefits
Bring it on Brum- Bring it on Brum! is a programme funded by the Department for Education designed for families in Birmingham to help children, young people and their parents have fulfilling, active, fun-filled and healthy school holidays.
SENSE- TouchBase Pears- Sense offer a wide variety of support services for families with children who have disabilities. This includes a number of free activities and holiday clubs.
CONTACT-(Previously known as Contact A Family) For families with disabled children.
Scope- Free information, advice and support about disability.
Autism West Midlands- Providing specialist support and advice to people of all ages with autism and their families, living in the West Midlands.
MENCAP- Helps to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.
Birmingham Carers Hub- Information and advice about caring.
KIDS West Midlands- We support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. We offer our support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.
Cerebra- a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions, through research, information and direct, on-going support.
Useful information for families travelling through Birmingham Airport with Autistic children:
Money Matters- CONTACT