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Advice from Local Authorities

The National Autism Society launched a campaign in 2017 to introduce autism hours across all shops nationwide. The following shops have adopted the initiative:
  • The Entertainer, the first store to sign up to the initiative, provides an autism hour for the first hour of every Saturday.
  • Morrisons host theirs from 9am-10am every Saturday.

'Autism and Learning Disability’ has been announced as a clinical priority for NHS England in their upcoming ten year plan to improve health services. Read more here.

Herts SEND Local Offer
...is your one-stop shop for information, support, services and activities available for children and young people with special educational needs, and their families.

Herts for Learning Online Safety News can be found on their website.

You can read more about online safety on the Internet Matters website, the UK's most prominent non-profit online advice platform. Perfect for parents/carers.

Young Minds in Herts have released flyers with contact details, advice and information about mental health. See the PDFs below:

Speech & Language advice from the NHS:


Events in Our Area

Boxmoor Trust events are listed on their website.

Aldenham Country Playground have a sensory room & equipment FREE to use by SEN families. Click on this link for details.

Watford FC's sensory room is available for matchday booking. Click on this link for more details.


Links to Parenting Groups in Our Area:

Parenting Events: Gade Schools Family Support website

Families in Focus CIC - book 2019 courses and join local networks today

SPACE offer parent support and information (for ASD/ADHD) and have meeting sites all over Hertfordshire. Meetings are held once a month during school hours.
Click here to find out more.


Links to Groups/Activities in Our Area:

The PDF below contains a comprehensive list of activities for young people with SEND that take place across the county:

There are a range of local cycle hubs across Hertfordshire. Visit the Watford Cycle Hub website for more information.

Dacorum Dolphins
This swimming club is for people with disabilities and their families. Please contact Atheal by email: atheal.elemenyawi@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07805076832 for more information. Sessions every Saturday.