Spectrum Support Group aims to give parents help and support
Parenting a child with additional needs can come with its challenges and sometimes families can find themselves not knowing where to turn for help or support. Through sharing experiences and knowledge, parent support groups can help to empower parents, improve their confidence and self esteem and give them some respite.
Cynon Valley-based Spectrum Support Group for parents of children with additional needs aims to provide practical and emotional support to parents who have children with learning disabilities, Autism, ADHD, challenging behaviours and communication difficulties.
The group meets at 10am on the second Wednesday of every month at Hirwaun YMCA, Manchester Place, Hirwaun, Aberdare, CF44 9RB. Guest speakers often attend the group, sharing valuable information that parents might not otherwise hear about.
Parents can also access help and support from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Parent and Carer Support Network, which is there for parents of children and young people with disabilities and special needs aged 25 and under.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services, Cllr Annette Davies, said: "Support groups such as this one in the Cynon Valley help to lessen the isolation parents may feel and give them a few hours respite and the chance to socialise with like-minded people.
"There is a range of support available to parents of children with special needs in Rhondda Cynon Taf via the Parent and Carer Network."
For more information about the Spectrum Support group, please contact Zoe Parfitt on 07916 294001 or just turn up on the meeting day.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Parent and Carer Support Network has a regular newsletter packed with information on support groups and other items of interest for parents and carers. For more information, please contact Caroline Poole on 01443 668839, email email@example.com