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Face to face support in Leeds for families with neurodivergent children

Browse below for in-person support for families in Leeds identified by the MindMate team. Unless stated otherwise, children don’t need a diagnosis for you to get help.


Leeds ABC aim to provide help, support and advice about services, facilities, education, care and welfare for parents and families of autistic children in Leeds and surrounding area.

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Epic Leeds

Epic Leeds are a local parent carer forum who aim to work with companies and organisations to improve local, regional and national services for disabled children.

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The Airedale and Wharfdale Autism Resource offer peer support and events for parents and carers, as well as activities for children and young people with autism.

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The Cygnet Programme at Barnardos is a support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-18 with an autistic spectrum condition. To access this service, your child must already have a diagnosis of autism.

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Home Start offer group and individual support to familieswith children who are going through challenging times.

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Rothwell and South Leeds

Rothwell and South Leeds Autism and Aspergers Support Group is for parents and carers of children with autism in Rothwell and South Leeds.

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STARS Family Partnership Programme (SFPP) is offered for parents with a secondary aged child or young person with a diagnosis of autism. It is not a parenting course, but aims to build on families’ understanding of autism, offer practical strategies that can be implemented at home and facilitate discussion between families to share ideas and empower each other.

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LS29 Group

LS29 is a group for children with additional needs and their families. They run activities and outings for children and siblings. You do not need to live in the LS29 postcode to join in with these activities.

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West Yorkshire ADHD Support Group

West Yorkshire ADHD are there to support anyone affected by ADHD; this includes both adults and children with or suspected of having ADHD, and also their parents/carers and siblings.

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