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Tracy Blackwell: Parent & Carer Forums
Working days: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-4pm; Fridays 9am-1pm
Email: kids.first@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk
Direct: 020 8687 4644
Mobile: 07507 738390

Merton Mencap Membership

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Merton Mencap would like to thank Merton Council for their funding of this service. Merton Council’s support and encouragement for this service, and for the work of Merton Mencap, is greatly appreciated.





Talk Autism

Talk Autism is a service for parents of children, young people and adults with autism, courtesy of funding received by Merton Mencap. It is being administrated by Kids First.

The aim of this project is to provide an environment of mutual support and education for parents.

Future meetings

Talk Autism Meetings, September - December 2017

Salisbury Support 4 Autism

Wednesday 13 September, 10.00am to 12.00pm

with Ruth Frade, Quality Assurance and Training Manager, Salisbury Support 4 Autism
Salisbury Support 4 Autism has over 10 years experience of working with individuals on the autism spectrum, complex needs and challenging behaviour. They have 7 services across London, including residential homes, supported living homes, day opportunities, outreach, respite and emergency placements. Ruth is going to be talking about 2 supported living sites in Sutton and Banstead as well as providing information about day opportunities and outreach services offered locally to people on the autism spectrum. For parent/carers of adults
Chaucer Centre, Room B, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

‘Know your normal’ – a report about mental health experiences of young people with autism aged 16-25

Tuesday 10 October, 10am to 12pm

with Dr Laura Crane, from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE)
Dr Crane will be talking about the ‘Know your normal’ project she has recently worked on with the charity Ambitious about Autism, to find out about the mental health experiences of young autistic people aged 16-25 across England, and to make recommendations on how best to meet their needs. CRAE’s mission is to help enhance the lives of autistic people and their families. They conduct ground-breaking scientific research to enhance knowledge about interventions, education and outcomes for autistic children, young people and adults.
For parent/carers of children, young people and adults
Chaucer Centre, Room G, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

Further information will automatically be sent to all parents and carers who have registered for Talk Autism.

If you have not already done so, please register now for further information. (Microsoft Word Document).