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Volunteer Training
Autumn 2009


To be held at the Abbey Conference Centre, King's Street, Norwich. Wednesdays 21st October, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December. For more information and to book your place contact Norfolk Parent Partnership on 01603 704070.

NAS West Norfolk World Autism Awareness Day
2nd April


Wendy Lawson "Life and Learning with ASD". At Leziate Park Country Club, Brow of the Hill, Leziate, Kings Lynn, PE32 1EN, 7-9pm. For an application form please contact Leanne Richardson on tel: 01553 660224 or email

TEACCH Workshop
Monday 6th April


For parents/carers & professionals. Presenter: Barbara Blyth. At Parkside School, College Road, Norwich, 10am to 4pm. For more information and a booking form please contact Asperger East Anglia tel: 01603 620500. Email:

Asperger East Anglia Conference
Tuesday 12th May


Tony Attwood speaking on Managing Feelings, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Abilities: a different way of thinking and learning profile. At Holiday Inn, Norwich Airport, 9.30am - 3.30pm. Contact 01603 598943.

Junior Gateway Club


Youth Club for young people with Disabilities and Behavioural problems, Monday Nights 6.30-8.30pm. For more details contact Mencap Office, Kings Lynn on 01553 776154

NANSA Teenagers Project
Last Saturday of each month


For teenagers with disabilities. Last Saturday of each month, 10-2.30. To reserve a place call Gerry Cobb or Becki Jordison on 01603 627662

(formerly Toy Library)


Support group for families of children with physical, emotional and behavioural problems. All family members welcome. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9-12 noon at Children's Services, Dereham Resource Base, London Road, Dereham. (School holidays 10-12 noon). £1 donation per family. For more information tel Barbara 01362 690148 or Steve 01362 853373.

Playful Penguins
3rd Monday of each month


A support group for families and carers of pre school children with additional needs. Stibbard Children's Centre, Fulmodeston Road, Stibbard, Fakenham. 3rd Monday of each month (term time only). For further information ring 01328 829426.

NAS West Norfolk


Offers support to parent and carers of children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Currently hold monthly Coffee Mornings, Evening Support Groups with regular guest speakers, Holiday Gymnastic Club, Soft Play sessions, conferences and workshops. If you would like to become a member and receive information about our activities and use our library please contact Leanne Richardson, Branch Officer on tel: 01553 660224 or email:

Autism and Asperger Family Support Group
First Monday of each month


The Church Rooms, Dereham Road, Mattishall (next to doctors surgery) 9.15am-12noon. For more information pleast contact Carron 07742 163892 or Teresa 07818 653557.
Musical Keys sessions on Thursdays will also be held here.

Autism and Asperger Family Support Group
Alternate Fridays


St Nicholas Children's Centre (opposite Sainsburys) 9.30-11.30am every second Friday excluding school and bank holidays.
For more information contact Rebekah Julian at the NAS office on 01603 631171 or Amanda Jacques at the Priory Centre on 01493 743043.

Norfolk & Norwich Dyslexia Association
First Saturday of each month

At the City College, Norwich, Room A3, 9.30am - 12.30pm.
For more information ring Barry on 01379 668430 or Karen on 01953 483057.



Alpha Centre Toy Library
Great Yarmouth
Mondays 9.30am-12noon: Childminders and Foster Carers.
Mondays 1pm-3pm: Home Start.
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3pm: Hillside Learning and Assessment Unit.
Thursdays 9.30am-12noon: Open House - Parent and Toddler drop-in.
For further information ring Laurie 01493 661000.

Dyspraxia Foundation West Norfolk

Parent Support Group, monthly meetings on Mondays, 7-9pm at the Evangelical Church, The Annex, Wood Road, Kings Lynn.
Professionals/Teachers: £3, Parents/Carers: £2, including refreshments.
For more information contact Carol McGinn on 01485 544371.

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