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 – ages 6+

Latest News

Harold Hill Knitting Ladies Support RAGS

The ladies of the Harold Hill Library Knitting Group have been very busy all year making handmade items to sell on Romford Market every Wednesday and Saturday up to Christmas. All proceeds will come to RAGS for which were are very grateful. If you are in Romford from... read more

Important Changes to your child’s Statement

Marilyn Webb, Assessment & Placement Manager, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND), from London Borough of Havering will be visiting RAGS Romford on Wednesday 21st October at 10am – 12noon. She will be providing important updates and hopefully... read more

Trustee Training

RAGS staff and trustees completed Trustee Training at HAVCO office Romford 28th September 2015 with Phil Miller read more

First Aid Training

RAGS staff completed a one day Emergency FAW First Aid Training 14th July 2015 with Crusader Training Services, Romford read more

Upcoming Events

Timbuk2 Events

Christmas Party Monday 21st December
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Book your child’s place via email or text

Multi Sports Sessions

Friday 5:15pm – 6pm – Age 6+
6pm – 6:45pm – Age 12+
£3 per child per week, paid monthly Specially trained staff in attendance, booking essential

Drop in session

If you need information, a chat or just a shoulder to cry on, please come along and see us for tea/coffee & refreshments, you will be very welcome.

Taunton Hall 90 Taunton Road Harold Hill RM3 7SU

Tel: 01708 564871 Email: 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


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


Are you a young person with Autism/Aspergers?


Do you care for some one with Autism/Aspergers?


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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

Contact Us

01708 564 871

07760 169 187

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