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 & Essex

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.

The RAGS office is open Monday and Fridays only between 10am to 2.45pm for new memberships and our members support. TERM TIME ONLY.

We are in the FIG Educational Building and our literature will be available in the FIG Reception.

All visitors must report to the FIG Reception.

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.

RAGS is run by volunteers only, the trustees are also volunteers.

Registered Charity No: 1133418.

Romford Autism Group Support News

CORONATION MAY PARTY AT PARTYMAN WORLD

CORONATION MAY PARTY AT PARTYMAN WORLD

Wednesday 31st May 2023 5pm to 7pm (NB the Time) £5 per child. We take cash only and Partyman World are cashless at the cafe. Please join us there from 5pm at Folkes Lane Upminister RM14 1TH We look forward to seeing you there from the RAGS...

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Afternoon R&R Sessions

From March 2023, we are now doing Monday Afternoon T & Chill out Self- Referral Sessions. From 1.15pm to 2.30pm. Term time only.

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SELF HELP AND WELL BEING SESSIONS STARTING SOON…

SELF HELP AND WELL BEING SESSIONS STARTING SOON…

FROM THE 1ST MARCH 2023 Social subscribing GP Self Referral Sessions. Every Wednesday until the end of June 2023. To aid our mental health Self help & wellbeing For our adult carers Place: our office 11.30AM to 1.30PM 18+ and especially...

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Valentine Week “Be kind-hearted” Party

Valentine Week “Be kind-hearted” Party

Many thanks to you all for making our Valentine Week “Be kind-hearted” Party so successful and enjoyable. Here’s a couple of photos from the evening. The “Knitted Throw” is being raffled off separately by our supportive Knitting Ladies of...

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Easter Party at Partyman World

Easter Party at Partyman World

Wednesday the 5th April 2023 5PM - 7PM We take Cash only, £5 per child. The Cafe takes Cards. Venue is Partyman World Upminister Folkes Lane, Upminister, RM14 1TH

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Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that whenever you buy anything from Amazon – anything at all – you could be collecting free donations for RAGS Havering?
A lot of you may already use it, and know about its wide range of products, from your weekly grocery shop to a new set of curtains, and its cheap prices – but you can now start giving free donations, at no extra cost.

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Head to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and sign in to or create your Amazon account.

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Search for ‘Romford Autistic Group Support’ (not RAGS) and click ‘Select’.

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Now, whenever you need to buy something from Amazon, do it on Amazon Smile, so we can get a free donation!
We recommend bookmarking the Amazon Smile website on your browser, so you can check out quicker.

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be grateful for your donations.

If you wish to make a direct donation to RAGS please use this link Donate (paypal.com), every penny goes directly to supporting our families, we really appreciate the support, thank you.

Autism Friendly Events

Partyman World Events

Parents Sessions

Coffee Morning dates for 2023 at the RAGS Office

Wednesday 11th January 2023

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Other dates will be added nearer the time.

11am to 12.30pm

Please come along for a chat over a cuppa in a relaxed, safe, and secure room. It’s vital for all our mental health mental to have a chat and catchup with a group of like-minded members, who all fully understand the challenges of living with Autism. Plus, we would love to have your input to any ideas you have for RAGS going forward into 2023. For example, at the moment we are planning a Coach Day Trip to the Coast in the Summer Holidays.

We hope to see you then.

The RAGS Trustees

Tel: 01708 564871 Email: [email protected]

Taunton Hall 90 Taunton Road Harold Hill RM3 7SU

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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.