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  • Essex SEND IASS - New Helpline Number

    The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people Essex SEND IASS has a new number for their helpline: 01245 204338. The old 0333 number currently remains operational too, but will be replaced with the 01245 number, so please use our new number!

  • National 5 yr Autism Strategy - 2021 - 2026

    The autism strategy sets out how the Government plans to support autistic adults and children in England over the next five years. The strategy promises to: invest £10.5 million into finding new ways to reduce autism diagnosis waiting times for children and young people invest £2.5 million to improve the quality of adult diagnostic and post-diagnostic pathways and diagnosis waiting times increase public understanding of autism with a long-term, nationwide initiative provide £18.5 million to prevent autistic people from falling into mental health crisis and £21 million to local authorities to help those discharged from inpatient units back into the community. improve understanding of autism by training education professionals, job centre staff and frontline staff in the justice system. All the commitments total almost £75 million and represent the biggest investment in England’s autistic people ever. However, they only account for the first year of the strategy – we are expecting more for 2022-26.

  • The Theory and the Experience

    An amazing, insightful talk about Autism from two very personal perspectives This talk is for professionals or organisations that wish to understand neurodiversity and Autism better. A candid and relaxed 2 hour session that will improve knowledge and acceptance in all work places and for all staff. These sessions have been funded by Capital Group and are offered free of charge. (Any donations are always gratefully accepted) For more information or to book a session please contact :- debbieh@pactforautism.org.uk

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  • Wild 'N' Wacky | PACT For Autism

    Wild 'n' Wacky Our Wild ‘n’ Wacky Parent / Carer Support and Information Sessions give parents and carers a chance to meet and chat in a friendly environment, while the soft play area is available for the kids to play in. The play area is autism-friendly and siblings are welcome! Staff from PACT will be available to talk to, if you need help with any issues you might have. ​ We find that these sessions are the perfect time to keep the kids occupied as much as possible while you grab a drink, a snack and some time to talk and relax. If you are new to PACT, or coming back after a break, our Wild ‘n’ Wacky sessions are the perfect way to get what you need and find out what we’re about! ​ You can find full details for the event below: TIME: 6.00pm – 7.00pm PRICE: £2.50 per child. Siblings welcome! INFO: Please email us regarding this event, or use our Contact Us page . VENUE: Wild n Wacky, Unit 5, Mill Court, Edinburgh Gate, Harlow CM20 2JA (opposite Harlow Town Station). UPCOMING EVENTS There are no upcoming events at this time. Please see the Wild ‘n’ Wacky website and the map below for more details about the venue.

  • Autism Support | PACT For Autism | England

    PACT FOR AUTISM PACT for Autism is a Harlow based Charity providing support for the families of autistic children, autistic adults and people with similar conditions. Our key services include our Support / Information Line, monthly meetings for parent, carer and professional support, and a variety of activities, detailed on our events calendar, including our popular autism talks and training series. Through our website you can access our various online resources. You will find useful web links sign-posting to our partner agencies, a practical services directory, an adults page, featuring advice, tips, and support from other families and individuals. You can also sign up to our online newsletter for monthly updates about upcoming events, talks and services. Our resources section contains leisure and sports opportunities for children (and siblings), and a calendar for upcoming events. Finally you can learn more about the different ways you can support us on our Fundraising and Support page. More about PACT for Autism To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. PACT supports autistic children, adults and families and people with other similar conditions through information and support services, activities, resources and by providing 'Understanding Autism' workshops to professionals. ​ CALL or TEXT on our support / information lines 07377 386090 07377 386093 News and Updates Essex SEND IASS - New Helpline Number 22 0 Post not marked as liked National 5 yr Autism Strategy - 2021 - 2026 49 0 Post not marked as liked The Theory and the Experience 147 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Thinking ahead - Family to Family Workshop (free) 86 0 Post not marked as liked Please meet Kiri from Essex Family Forum. 50 0 Post not marked as liked In Memory of 'Jocelyn Gladys Gobbett' 56 0 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 Help us shape the future of Health and Social Care in Essex. (Next forum meeting TBC) 103 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Essex Lottery - Fundraising for PACT. 49 0 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 Essex Five year 'All Age Autism Strategy' 168 0 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 No upcoming events at the moment

  • Contact | PACT For Autism

    CONTACT PACT This is the easiest way to get in touch with us, just fill in the form on this page: Office 50, Latton Bush Business Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex. CM18 7BL Office: 01279 430300 Call our Support \ Information Lines: 07377 386090 / 07377 386093 and speak to either Debbie Hannam or Kim Darby. (If there is no answer, please leave a message or text and we will call you back.) ​ If you would prefer to email any support enquiries please use the email support@pactforautism.org.uk ​ ​ You can Register with PACT here . ​ Registering allows you to: ​ - Keep your profile up to date - Update your contact preferences as appropriate. - RSVP to PACT Activities ​ Any general emails can be sent to info@pactforautism.org.uk and your email will be picked up by one of our team: Send us a message..... First Name Last Name Phone Email I am a ....... arrow&v Submit Thanks for submitting!

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  • PACT Ball 2020 Discussion

    Do we know what the theme will be for 2020?

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