Family Development

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources website just for you.

Brought together by our Family Development team, members of our Neurodiversity think tank and from families sending us their tips and advice we’ve put together a bank of free resources to help you, as part of our valued community, to navigate the day-to-day challenges of life.

Workshop: Supporting Your Autistic Child

These hubs will be for parent / carers of autistic children under 7 years living in Newcastle. 

In these sessions, we will cover: worries and action planning, common misconceptions, differences in autistic children and practical strategies to use in everyday life.

The sessions will run between 10am and 12pm and must be pre-booked. You can secure a place by contacting Kerrie Highcock on: 0191 410 9974 or [email protected]

The following dates are available:

Nunsmoor Centre
NE4 5AH

  • January 5th
  • February 2nd
  • March 2nd
  • April 6th
  • May 4th

Galafield Centre
NE5 1LZ

  • January 12th
  • February 9th
  • March 9th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th

Byker Sands
NE6 2FF

  • January 19th
  • February 16th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 18th

Fawdon Community Building NE3 2SN

  • January 26th
  • February 23rd
  • March 23rd
  • April 27th
  • May 25th
    One-to-one Sessions

    These appointments are for families that have questions or would like to discuss any issues in confidence.

    They must be pre-booked and are available in half hour slots between 9am and 10am. You can secure a place by contacting Kerrie Highcock on: 0191 410 9974 or [email protected]

    The following dates are available:

    Nunsmoor Centre
    NE4 5AH

    • January 5th
    • February 2nd
    • March 2nd
    • April 6th
    • May 4th

    Galafield Centre
    NE5 1LZ

    • January 12th
    • February 9th
    • March 9th
    • April 13th
    • May 11th

    Byker Sands
    NE6 2FF

    • January 19th
    • February 16th
    • March 16th
    • April 20th
    • May 18th

    Fawdon Community Building NE3 2SN

    • January 26th
    • February 23rd
    • March 23rd
    • April 27th
    • May 25th
    Drop-in Sessions

    These sessions are designed to give parents/carer the opportunity to: explore resources including books and equipment, access professional knowledge, gain information on areas of concern, and receive peer to peer support.

    These sessions do not need to be pre-booked and will run between 1pm and 3.30pm.

    The following dates are available:

    Nunsmoor Centre
    NE4 5AH

    • January 5th
    • February 2nd
    • March 2nd
    • April 6th
    • May 4th

    Galafield Centre
    NE5 1LZ

    • January 12th
    • February 9th
    • March 9th
    • April 13th
    • May 11th

    Byker Sands
    NE6 2FF

    • January 19th
    • February 16th
    • March 16th
    • April 20th
    • May 18th

    Fawdon Community Building NE3 2SN

    • January 26th
    • February 23rd
    • March 23rd
    • April 27th
    • May 25th