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Sun, 31 Jul


Monument Centre

Sunderland Peer Support Group - July

Drop-in peer support group for Autistic parents in Sunderland and surrounding areas.

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Sunderland Peer Support Group - July
Sunderland Peer Support Group - July

Time & Location

31 Jul 2022, 17:00 – 18:00

Monument Centre, Whitefield Estate, Houghton le Spring DH4 7RT, UK

About the Event

Venue: Monument Centre, Whitefield Estate, Penshaw, Houghton le-Spring, DH4 7RT

Facilitators: Jules Sharples (Trustee & Secretary), Justyna Walecka-Bowery (Volunteer)

Day/Time: Third or Last Sunday of each month (date list below) from 5:00pm until 6:00pm

How to find us: The Monument Centre is located within the grounds of Barnwell Academy (a primary school). When you come through the main gates, turn left past the main school building and the Monument Centre is at the far end of

the car park. The Family Room is the first door on the left, after you enter the building.

Facilities: The Family Room is usually used for play groups, breakfast clubs and after-school care, so is equipped with

toys and activities to keep children entertained. There’s also an outdoor play area. If you bring your children,

please ensure they remain under your supervision at all times, as the Monument Centre and Autistic Parents UK accept no liability for accident or injury.

There’s a small kitchen area in the Family Room with a kettle. Autistic Parents UK will provide tea, coffee, sugar and milk for the session. Toilet facilities (including disabled) are located just off the main reception,

there is one cubicle in each (not communal toilets).

Dates & Timings

  • Sunday 31st July
  • Sunday 21st August
  • Sunday 25th September
  • Sunday 23rd October
  • Sunday 27th November
  • Wednesday 28th December (TBC)

Agenda: Our sessions are peer-led so we don’t have a set agenda, feel free to come along to chat about anything that

may be on your mind or topics you’d like support with. However, we might lead with some seasonal topics

depending on the time of year (for instance school holidays, Halloween and Christmas), sharing methods and

coping strategies for the challenges that certain events can bring.

Who can attend: Autistic parents who self-identify and those questioning their neurotype are very much welcome to join. Please book or email for further details.

If you would like to have a chat before the event or would like someone to meet outside please get in touch.

If you would prefer to access online meetings only we have a local text chat group and national zoom sessions that you are welcome to join, please contact us for further details or go to our peer support page.


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