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SEND Local Offer: parenting support activities

All the activities listed below are free to attend. 

Language and Autism Support Team

Autism and sleep sessions

Aimed at supporting improved sleep, these are personalised consultations in two sessions run jointly with Haringey Education Psychology Service.

Autism and sleep sessions - Details

Type of support1-2-1
Length of programme/support
  • 2 sessions (attendance at both sessions is required)
  • When: Thursdays 20 June and 11 July
  • Where: Fortismere Secondary School, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE
Children’s age rangeSecondary school aged autistic children (11–17 years) with the parents/carers
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers - Appointments Only

Call 020 8489 3466 to obtain application form


Autism and sleep workshop

A workshop that supports families with understanding and managing sleep difficulties. Run jointly with Haringey Education Psychology Service.

Autism and sleep workshop - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Thursday 23 May, 1.15pm-2.45pm 
  • Where: Pembury Children’s Centre, Landsdowne Road, London N17 9XE
Children’s age range5 years and under autistic children 
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

To book a place contact:


Coffee Mornings for Friends and Families

Coffee Mornings to go through various topics - ie school transition, sleep, anger management, anxiety and others. The sessions are held at Mulberry Primary School.

Coffee Mornings for Friends and Families - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportHalf-day per half a term
Children’s age rangeChildren with additional needs/disabilities
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?Parents or Carers - Contact the Haringey Language and Autism Support Team for further information. 

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Coffee Mornings for Fathers

Coffee Mornings for Fathers - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportOnce yearly
Children’s age rangeChildren with additional needs/disabilities
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?Fathers - Contact the Haringey Language and Autism Support Team for further information. 

Cultural Autism Awareness Morning

An event aimed at promoting the understanding of autism within different communities, with a focus on those with English as an additional language.

Cultural Autism Awareness Morning - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Tuesday 9 July, 10am–1pm ​​​​​​
  • Where: George Meehan House, 294 High Rd, Wood Green, London N22 8YX
Children’s age rangeChildren diagnosed with autism
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Book through Eventbrite (external link) using password 'autism' or contact the Haringey Language and Autism Support Team.


Early Bird Programme

A programme to support parents in the period between the child's autism diagnosis and the school placement. Please note that parents interested in this programme must attend the below seminars first. Contact the service for more information.

Early Bird Programme - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Thursdays, from 28 February to 7 July, 9.30am – 12pm 
  • Where: Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 8LE
  • The programme includes several home visits
Children’s age range2- 5 year old children diagnosed with autism
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Contact letecia.knight@haringey.gov.uk - please mark emails ‘Early Bird’. All emails will be responded to on Mondays, 9am-12pm

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First Day of School - Get Ready for reception 

Support session for preparing children for their first day at school. 

First Day of School - Get Ready for reception - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Thursday 13 June, 9.30-11.30am 
  • Where: Mulberry Primary School, Parkhurst Road, London N17 9RB 
Children’s age range5 year old children diagnosed with autism
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Book through Eventbrite (external link) using password 'autism' or contact the Haringey Language and Autism Support Team.


Preparing Families for Secondary Transfer

Preparing Families for Secondary Transfer - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Tuesday 14 May, 9.30-11.30am
  • Where: Hornsey School for Girls, Inderwick Road, London N8 9JF
Children’s age rangeYear 6 Child with autism, Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) starting secondary school in September 2019
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Book through Eventbrite (external link) using password 'autism' or contact the Language and Autism Support Team.


Preparing for Summer Holidays

Parents sharing and discussing tips for the summer holidays.

Preparing for Summer Holidays - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When: Wednesday 26 June, 9.30am – 12pm
  • Where: George Meehan House, 294 High Rd, Wood Green, London N22 8YX
Children’s age rangeChildren of school age diagnosed with autism
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Book through Eventbrite (external link) using password 'autism' or contact the Language and Autism Support Team.

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Speech and Language Therapy

A session to get some advice from a Speech and Language Therapist.

Speech and Language Therapy - Details

Type of support1-2-1
Length of programme/supportMonday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Children’s age rangeN/A
Level of need1-4
Who can apply?

Parents concerned about their child's talking, speech or language issues. 

Call the Advice Line on 020 3224 4399 or find out more about the Speech and Language Therapy Service.


 Understanding Autism Seminary 

This is one of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism Seminars for Families, supporting parents and carers to develop an understanding of autism, as well as identifying the effects of autism on the family. 

Understanding Autism Seminary - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/support
  • When:
    • Wednesday 12 June, 9.30am – 12pm, and 
    • Wednesday 26 June, 9.30am – 12pm 
  • Where: Lancasterian Primary School, Kings Road, N17 8NN
  • Note: attendance to both days is required
Children’s age rangePrimary School aged children with a recent autism diagnosis
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?

Professionals/Parents or Carers

Contact the Haringey Language and Autism Support Team to secure a place.

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Portage Service

Portage Home Visiting Service 

Portage Home Visiting Service - Details

Type of support1-2-1
Length of programme/supportVariable - According to need
Children’s age rangeUp to 4 years and not in education/learning setting - Children with significant additional needs/disabilities
Level of need2-4
Who can apply?Professionals/Parents or Carers

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Further information

More information on SEND Haringey Local Offer

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Contact details

Language and Autism Support Team

Portage Service

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July 24, 2020

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