Autistic fatigue – a guide for parents and carers

Shared by Nas Thurrock Exhaustion (fatigue) and then burnout can happen to anybody. Being autistic can make fatigue and burnout more likely, due to the pressures of social situations and sensory overload. If your child or the person you care for is experiencing fatigue or burnout, helping them to manage their energy levels is essential, … Continue reading Autistic fatigue – a guide for parents and carers

Community Builder updates: The Snowdon Club

Last week our Community Builder, Richard met with The Snowdon Club, a Community group for the less abled and their carers that meets every Tuesday. The group has almost reached full capacity, however still has space for an additional 3-5 members. An update and upcoming events from Mick Harris, Chairman of the Snowdon Club "My … Continue reading Community Builder updates: The Snowdon Club

Collect Stamps to raise money for RNIB

Thurrock Centre for Independent Living have a collection box for used stamps for RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind), making a difference to blind and partially sighted people.  They’re asking residents who receive cards and letters through the post, to save the stamps! By collecting stamps you're helping to break down the barriers that … Continue reading Collect Stamps to raise money for RNIB

New Wheelchair Weightlifting Club in Thurrock

Craig is a successful personal trainer based in Thurrock and has a company called Alt Movement.  As well as running various fitness and training classes, he is specifically committed to support people with disabilities to exercise and maintain fitness.  After speaking to lots of people, in response to demand, he was motivated to set up … Continue reading New Wheelchair Weightlifting Club in Thurrock

SNAP Charity release summer survival Guide

SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) is an Essex charity for families with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities. In reality we know it is almost impossible to plan 42 days’ worth of activities and guarantee nothing will change! But by making some draft plans and having a few back-up ideas it … Continue reading SNAP Charity release summer survival Guide

Are you a Parent / Carer of a child with special educational needs or disabilities?

We’re keen to hear what parents and carers think about Thurrock’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services Complete our short survey and tell us how well we’re meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0-25. Upshot is working with Thurrock Council and the CCG to capture the needs and lived experience of … Continue reading Are you a Parent / Carer of a child with special educational needs or disabilities?