For Parents of Children With Additional Needs
                   Parent support group for CHIPS
Support Groups in Hertfordshire

Here is a list of the support groups for families of children with Special Needs  within Hertfordshire - we thought this may be useful to some families. With many thanks to the AAA consortium for compiling this, forwarding it  and letting us publish the data.  This data may change over time as clubs change details....but was accurate at the time this list was compiled.

Name Support When/Where Contact
ADD-vance  ASD & ADHD families 1st Wed 7.30-9.30pm at St Albans CC
3rd Thurs 7.30-9.30pm at The Family Centre, Park Rd, Ware SG12 0AW
Anne Ross 01727 833963
Angels (Hitchin) ASD & ADHD families every Tues 10-12pm (+ crèche) at The Community Learning Room, Oughton Primary Sch,Mattocke Rd, Hitchin SG5 2NZ Leise Cooper 07815 458355
Angels (Royston) ASD & ADHD families fortnightly on Thurs 12.30-2.30pm at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5TP Leise Cooper 07815 458355
Angels (Stevenage) ASD & ADHD families Wed 12.30-2.30pm at Broadwater Children’s Centre,Longmeadow School, Oaks Cross, Stevenage SG2 8LT Leise Cooper 07815 458355
AS Friends 
 parents/carers 3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm at
Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Holwell Rd WGC AL7 3RG
Sanja Murphy 07957 295256
asfriends@btinternet.com (Sylvia)
ChatSS (parent support grp of CHIPS)
families of  children of all ages with SEN 3rd Thurs 1-2.30pm  at the HUB, Divots Place, Hertford, SG13 7SP  Contact:  Angela/Jo thro' CHIPS office: 01992 534664
all SEN families  4th Monday of the month at 7.45-9.15pm at The Salvation Army Halls Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2TG Terry Harrison   0780 4656921
Liz Buckler   01582 461696
Essential Support  parents/carers 2nd Mon 8pm – at
The old Mill, London Road, Berkhamsted
Anna Harper
07710 448906
Harc – the Herts Branch of NAS

families coping with autism and autism professionals PO Box 450, Hatfield AL10 1EU Laurence Griffin
07 836 667 394
HopeforAutism parents/carers 2nd Tues 7.30-9.30pm at St Albans Children’s Centre, Church Cres AL3 5JB Dawn Pickles: 01442 390642
KIDS East Herts families of  children of all ages with SEN The HUB, Divot Place, Hamel's Drive, Hertford, HERTS SG13 7SP
01992 504013
07557 032807

KIDS East Herts
SPACE parents/carers of children with autism/ADHD and related conditions
Regular monthly meetings in various locations with professional speakers, workshops and seminars, social events plus a library of books to borrow.
Swans Group (parent support group )

 (primary age) all SEN 2nd Thursday 9.30 -11.15am at
Hemel Children’s Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP2 6BH
Linda Frances
01442 255882
Health Visitor
PHEAT parent/carers of ASD children receiving
ABA/Lovaas intensive home therapy

Helene Baker 01707 657904

2nd Wednesday of month between 12.45 – 2.45pm
At Westfield Children’s Centre, Croxley View, Watford
Contact: Mateen Nadeem
07899 995835
Special Needs Parents Support Tring
all SEN
Angela Mitchell
01442 824462
Spectrum Girls (Herts)

Social group for HFA/AS girls in London & Home Counties
Lesley Zorlakki
0771 448 3485
Tracks (Autism)

Respite/preschool for children with ASD and/or related conditions
Nan Cannon Jones 01438 314702
Tracks M: 07900 901265
UH Autism Group
Meet to discuss recent
research & other current issues.(call for details)
termly at Hertfordshire University Lynn Bhania 01707 285739