Thursday, 22 March 2018

Celebrating Autism: An evening with Dean Beadle

Dean Beadle has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of life on the autism spectrum. In recent years he has also spoken in Denmark, Belgium, Guernsey and Ireland as well as undertaking four annual seminar tours of Australia and New
Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on his diagnosis. In 2011 Dean’s speaking was brought to a wider audience, as a clip of one of his speeches was viewed across the world on Youtube. He is also an experienced journalist, having been published in local, regional, national and international publications. Between 2008 and 2011 he
worked freelance for Greenwich Time Newspaper, a local newspaper in London. As part of this he did everything from fitness columns and celebrity interviews through to concert reviews and news reports. Dean is honorary president of ‘Autism Puzzles’- a parent led charity in Cardiff, Wales.

The Relaunch of Ark

Monday, 20 November 2017


14th Dec 2017

Meeting: 10am-12pm
Refreshments from: 9.30am

The Apex, Thriftwood School, Slades Lane, Galleywood, CM2 8RW

Look forward to welcoming you to the
Lets celebrate our success together!  Put the date in your diary NOW!

For further information please contact :
Claire Smith (

We have no creche, so ask that children are NOT brought to meetings

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

SPECTRUM Parent Support Group

SPECTRUM Parent Support Group

1st Nov 2017

Questions and Solutions

This month come along to share your questions, get some new strategies and knowledge to help you, your child and young people of all ages.

10am - 12pm (refreshments from 9.30am)Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, COLCHESTER(near Mercury Theatre, Closest car park St Mary's)

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Carers of Anxious children

At Acorn Children’s Centre, Beridge Road, Halstead CO9 1JH

A support group for parents and carers of children showing signs of anxiety
Come and share your experiences and learn some new strategies
Facilitated by Paulette from F.A.S.T and
Carol - Home School Liaison worker from ECC Specialist Teacher and Preschool service
Phone 01787 374 246 for more info

Next meeting -     Tuesday  17th October    9.30am – 11am

Hope to see you there
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GKs Club

GKs Club
For families with Fostered,Adopted or SGO children

Come and join us for more fun

At Bulmer St Andrews Primary, Church Road CO10 7EH

****  New Dates  ****

October Half-Term
Monday 23rd October 10.30am – 2pm

Saturday 4th Nov       9.30am – 11.30am
Saturday 2nd Dec       9.30am – 11.30am

Funded by Essex Virtual Schools – Book your free places


Monday, 25 September 2017

FAST team drop in

The FAST team will be holding a drop-in session for any parents/carers on Friday 29th September from 10am until 12pm.

These sessions are for any parents/carers who would like some advice or support. So please feel free to come along and have a private and confidential conversation with a member of the FAST team.