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. Home Our Services Family Resources Meet the Team Policies & Publications Toddler Groups This is a FREE service for parents/carers of children pre, during or post diagnosis of autism. These groups are intended to bring support advice and information on other services available at a time of great need. Trained autism practitioners will deliver sessions that aim to: provide a safe place where parents can spend time with other parents who are in similar situation. provide information, advice and signposting in relation to parents and their child’s needs. provide a space where children are able to have fun, engaging in activities which are meaningful and positive. Sunderland Group Washington The group meet every Thursday, from 9.30 - 11.00am Rainbow Family Centre, 34 Elliott Terrace, Washington, NE37 3AE Stockton Group Billingham The group meet every Tuesday, from 1.00-2.30pm Billingham Family Hub, Ochil Terrace Stockton TS232QL Thornaby The group meet every Tuesday, from 10:00-11.30am Thornaby Family Hub, 5 Tedder Ave, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 9JP North Tyneside Group Meadowell The group meet every Friday, from 1.00-2.30pm Minton Lane, North Shields, NE29 6PQ Howdon The group meet every Friday, from 10.00-11.30am Howdon Children's Centre, 11A Howdon Lane, Wallsend NE28 0AL For more details please contact: Kerrie Highcock, Family Development Manager By telephone: 0191 410 9974 OR email. Stay in the loop.