Welcome to Lancashire TAAG,

We are a parent led group formed in 2012 and attained Charitable status in June 2014, Charity Number 1157535.

Lancashire TAAG is a not for profit organization helped along by a lively, enthusiastic group of volunteers.  We offer support to parents and carers of children and young people who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD/C), and Social communication needs by offering opportunities for families to come together and share experiences.

TAAG families have all experienced ‘the roller coaster ride’ that is the identification/diagnostic/EHCP process and aim to provide information and signposting onto activities and local services.

Our TAAG Team of volunteers work together in the community to provide support based on real life experiences and aim to raise awareness and levels of understanding locally.

    We aim to:

    • Offer specialised social & multi skills activities for young children/teens 8yrs-18yrs.
    • Offer Parent/Carer support group meetings giving opportunities to share experiences and we invite guest speakers along who provide information and offer constructive and practical advice.
    • Offer free training for parents/carers in Autism, Sensory Requirements, Behaviours that challenge and Communication.
    • Promote the group and welcome all new members – families and/or individuals.
    • Support siblings and the wider family.
    • Raise awareness in the local community.
    • Provide Volunteering opportunities for teenagers and adults.

     

    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 into adulthood.  The core symptoms of ADHD include an unusual degree of hyperactivity, impulsiveness or inattentiveness that causes problems at home, in school, or in relationships.  If left untreated, ADHD increases a child’s risk of developing a learning or anxiety disorder, as well as social issues.

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    Our Trustees…

    Joanne

    Stephanie

    Ryan

    Meet the TAAG Team…

    Jayne M

    Warren

    Emma

    Debbie

    John

    Colette

    Mary

    Amanda

    Tracey

    Gemma

    Lorraine

    Our young volunteers…

    Chloe

    Keilly

    Matthew

    Lianne & her dad, Jimmy

    Dan

    Nathan

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