Romford Autistic Group Support

RAGS provide help and support for families who have a child / children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We believe that every person with autism has potential to fulfil, and we enable this by supporting the entire family – parents, siblings and the individual with autism.

Supporting Families in Havering

RAGS was founded in 2003 by a group of Havering parents who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We became a registered Charity in 2009 and are dedicated to helping families in Havering.

Indoor Sports Activities

Join us for fun indoor sports at Central Park Leisure Centre – ages 6+

Romford Autism Group Support News

Autism Services and Support from Havering MyLife

We would like to remind you about the Havering MyLife information website. There is also section on Local Offer which provides details of services and support locally for people with special educational needs and disabilities. This is still being updated so worth...

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Ben is raising much needed funds for RAGS!

RAGS member Ben Osborn will be taking part in a 9K run on Saturday 9th July to support our charity. He would be pleased to accept any donation, however large or small, every penny goes to support our families. We wish him all the very best!...

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Autism Friendly Events

Timbuk2 Events

Christmas Party Fri 16th December 2016

6.30pm – 8.30pm  £7 per child, please book your place

Multi Sports Sessions

Friday 5:15pm – 6pm – Age 6+
6pm – 6:45pm – Age 12+
£20 per child per month. Specially trained staff in attendance, booking is essential. There will be no multi sports sessions during August.

Parents Drop In Sessions

Please feel free to pop in to the RAGS office anytime between 10.30am – 2pm on Mondays or Wednesdays term time only for a chat and a cuppa, you would be very welcome.

Taunton Hall 90 Taunton Road Harold Hill RM3 7SU

Tel: 01708 564871 Email: info@rags-havering.org.uk for more details.

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News & Research

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

A new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities. Scientists found that people with the developmental condition were far more likely to come up with unique answers to creative problems despite having traits that can be socially crippling and make it difficult to find jobs. The co-author of the study, Dr Catherine Best from the University of Stirling, said that while the results, from a study of 312 people, were a measure of just one aspect of the creative process, it revealed a link between autistic traits and unusual and original ideas. Read more at the Guardian

Access to Justice for Children with Autism

 MAKING IT FAIR FOR CHILD WITNESSES

Our research focuses on how children with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) fare during different stages of a criminal investigation, and how we can elicit the best evidence that we can from these children.

We hope to answer the following questions in the Making it Fair for Child Witnesses study…

Welcome to Romford Autistic Group Support

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Are you a young person with Autism/Aspergers?

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Do you care for some one with Autism/Aspergers?

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Do you have concerns about your child’s development or behaviour?

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RAGS offers a support network for families who have a member with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or who are seeking a diagnosis.

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We are the only independent parent lead support group based in Havering for families in Havering.

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RAGS offers a support network for families who have a member with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or who are seeking a diagnosis.

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Our board of Trustees is made up of local parents and experienced professionals in the field of autism.

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RAGS welcome families that may not meet the criteria for support elsewhere. We believe life is challenging enough without having to fight for your concerns to be heard because of a failure to tick someone’s box.

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RAGS are self supporting, we rely on donations, fundraising & membership subscriptions.

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Autism is a condition that impacts on the whole family RAGS welcomes siblings to our activities because we believe they have special needs too.

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Where We Are

Taunton Hall, 90 Taunton Road, Harold HIll, Romford, Essex RM3 7SU

Taunton Hall, 90 Taunton Road, Harold HIll, Romford, Essex RM3 7SU

Contact Us

01708 564 871

07760 169 187

Taunton Hall, 90 Taunton Road, Harold HIll, Romford, Essex RM3 7SU

info@rags-havering.org.uk