Specialist Services – Short breaks …

Action for Children

Action for Children’s Lincolnshire Short breaks can help to make leisure and social activities more accessible.        Click icon to find out about them.        Short breaks are made up of a range of regular activities around the county.        Each district has its own schedule of activities.       The children and young people may have more complex needs or have other issues which mean universal services are difficult to attend.        Make a referral before turning up for an activity.         Here are some short breaks stories from around the country.         They also write about their Disability Lincolnshire project.

Also, Lincolnshire County Council has a Short breaks team.

Earlybird

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Early Bird Programme is a three-month programme designed to help parents and carers understand their child’s autism and find ways to communicate, interact and generally make contact.

Contact the NAS to find out about Earlybird provision nearest to you.       There are several locations around Lincolnshire and beyond.

 01226 779218              training.enquiries@nas.org.uk

Advance

Advance offers support and housing across Lincolnshire for young people with a learning disability.        Their support is primary delivered in the Boston area.        Anyone can contact them.

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Family Action Support

North East Lincs Family Action Support Team (FAST) is a specialist service for families with children with attention and behavioural difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other complex needs, aged 3-17 years. 

Linkage

Linkage supports children, parents and carers where the children are aged between the age of 5-18 and have special educational needs, learning disabilities /difficulties across the whole of Lincolnshire.         The service is free.        They can:

  • Provide guidance and reassurance in completing referral, benefit forms and support in following appeal processes and attending tribunals.
  • Provide support on strategies that can be used in the home or in school.
  • Support young people and their parents getting the right support in school, preparing to leave school or college, training courses, colleges, supported internships and supported employment  and day activity opportunities.
  • Planning for the future – work, supported accommodation, available leisure activities.
  • Meet children and families at home, liaise with the school.

Click icon for more information,

Options Group

Options Group accepts referrals for specialist autistic services in North Lincolnshire.         Click icon to see their map.        They offer:

Autism East Midlands

Autism East Midlands aims to to ensure people with autism can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.       The nearest services to Grantham are in the Nottingham area.        They offer:

Here are their   Admission criteria   and   Application form.         Click icon above for their Home page.          Once you are in the Adult Services section, navigate via the left hand column.

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