The intentions of the group are to give support to families and individuals who are in need of assistance and guidance in dealing with family members and individuals who may otherwise feel there is no help available to them. We hold regular meetings where family members and individuals may gather to express their concerns, where together we may be able to assist and discuss relevant issues surrounding family members or individuals in need of guidance and support.

Having a child, relative or spouse with Autism or Asperger's may lead to a feeling of isolation. Hopefully, we may be able to overcome these issues working together. Please feel free to contact us for details of group meetings or current issues you may have.

Remember - you are not alone, there is no need to feel isolated, afraid, or simply not at ease with social issues surrounding Autism and Asperger's.

One thing that seems to help is talking to other people who have been through the same thing. We welcome your calls to our Parent-to-parent Telephone Support line and invite you to attend one of our twice monthly meetings at Romney's in Kendal. Go to the page below for more details: About SLAASG
Contact number:  01539 725291

An autistic spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around the. Everyone with the condition has difficulty with social interaction, social communication, and imagination. Some people may have a severe language delay or accompanying learning disability while others speak more fluently or have above average intelligence.

The parents in The South Lakeland support group have children from across the spectrum and have a wide range of experience - for example, various schools, services and therapies.

Through coffee mornings you could meet someone in your area with a similar child. Other parents are a valuable source of information and tips for dealing with particular behaviour problems. Our open meetings are opportunities to speak to a wider range of parents and interested professionals. An autistic spectrum condition is a lifelong disability but individuals can be helped to reach their full potential.

Many adults can be supported to live independently. Others stay living with parents. Some adults work in open employment, marry, and have children. Others need more support and structure in their lives and are happier following their own interests. Our group welcomes parents, carers and people with autistic spectrum disorders of all ages.


If you have any concerns, worries, information or advice about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome that you would like to share with us, or if you are interested in any aspect of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Please contact Sally Percival Tel 07808813622

Whinfell School, Kendal, Cumbria.

Whinfell School was founded in 2003 by a group of professionals who share a common belief that young people with autism are better able to learn, cope and develop in an environment that:
  • is part of a local community, not placed in a remote setting
  • is small, relaxed and homely, not a large, noisy and confusing institution
  • allows for individual teaching and small group sessions
  • genuinely caters for each young person’s individual needs
  • strives to make young people feel safe and good about themselves
  • promotes unconditional acceptance of diversity and challenges discrimination

Whinfell School

Whinfell School offers up to 52 week, personalised, high quality education and residential care for boys aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Complex Needs and Learning Difficulties.

Visit the website here: http://www.whinfellschool.co.uk/Telephone: 01539 723322

Email Address: mail@whinfellschool.co.uk

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