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TAAG Lancashire - Teenage ASD ADHD Group

Welcome to TAAG, we are a parent led support group formed in 2012 as the need was identified by parents and children during the summer of 2012.

iTAAG is a non-profit voluntary community support group and is proud to annouce we became a Registered Charity in June 2014, Registered Charity Number 1157535 LANCASHIRE TAAG.

We are social networking group who supports parents and carers of children and young people who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism or Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorders - ASD), and communication requirments.

We unite parents who understand the struggles of life with children and teenagers with social/communication difficulties. They have all experienced the roller coaster ride that is the diagnostic/statementing process and trying to find help, advice and information. All TAAG members have children or teenagers that have been diagnosed with ASD/ADHD and so can offer invaluable support based on real life experiences.

TAAG works with parents and carers of children and young people with ASD/ADHD who are supported by Awards 4 All Loto, Breaking Barriers, 20 team of Volunteers and Qualified coaches.  All have been consulted during the concept and development phase and the group will continue this consultative approach into the future.  Information and good practise is shared and advice sought when necessary.

The community as a whole will benefit from the services we provide and awareness and understanding will be increased thus making the youngsters feel more accepted and less isolated and parents and carers more able to cope and better supported.

Our aims are:

  • To offer various social & multi skills activities for young children/teens 8-18yrs old who have Autism, Asperger's, ADHD or other disabilities, communication requirements.
  • Hold monthly Parent/Carer meetings to help and support each other by sharing stories, experiences and to give or seek advice.
  • Free training for families.
  • Promote the group and welcome all new members - families and/or individuals.
  • Support siblings and the wider family.
  • Raise awareness in the local community.

OUR FREE PARENT/CARER SUPPORT GROUPS are held every month

We will be having guest speakers at our support meetings who will provide information and insights into the world of ASD and ADHD and offer constructive, practical advice where necessary.

Everyone is welcome.  For more details see our Support for Parents page.

 

What is Aspergers?

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder' because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees.
Asperger syndrome is mostly a 'hidden disability'. This means that you can't tell that someone has the condition from their outward appearance. People with the condition have difficulties in three main areas. They are: social communication, social interaction and social imagination.

 

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

Reproduced with permission from The National Autistic Society, copyright 2012. www.autism.org.uk

 

What is ADHD?

ADHD is considered to be a neurological disorder it’s generally diagnosed in children, at least half of whom will continue to have symptoms when they grow up. The core symptoms of ADHD include an unusual degree of hyperactivity, impulsiveness or inattentiveness that causes problems at home, in school, or in relationships. Left untreated, ADHD increases a child’s risk of developing a learning or anxiety disorder, as well as social issues.

 


Teenage ASD & ADHD Group

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