PDA Support Groups


The PDA Society receives many queries from people wishing to find details of local support groups - this is a list of the groups we're aware of (please note that these local PDA support groups are independent and external to the PDA Society). There are also many Facebook groups and the PDA Society Forum where you can chat about PDA.

If you run a local PDA support group and wish to have your details added please email us at info@pdasociety.org.uk with the name of your group, location, details about when and where you meet up, contact details and links to any website or Facebook page).


If you're interested in setting up a local PDA support group, please note that there isn't a formal programme for this but we can support anyone who wants to set up their own local group by providing guidance, leaflets and a platform for promoting the group. Hilary Harvey who set up The South Bucks PDA Support has put together this helpful guide for us.
 

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Contact

Bedford                       https://www.facebook.com/groups/bedspd 

Birmingham
 
Autis - runs groups on some Tuesdays in term time at Highcroft Community Centre Erdington and Kingsheath.
 
https://www.autisbirmingham.co.uk/contact
 
Bridgnorth
 
      pda.bridgnorth@gmail.com
Brighton & Hove
 
      http://educatedjustice.wixsite.com/brightonhovepdaforum/about
Bucks   The South Bucks PDA Support Group offers regular coffee mornings in High Wycombe & Holmer Green; Evening socials; Family Events; Training seminars; Local & National information sharing   PDAgroup@harveys-home.me.uk
Devon & Cornwall
 
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457903941131857/
Dublin   Weekly and monthly peer support meetings. Regular seminars and workshops. Information and support helpline manned between 10 am and 1 pm Monday to Friday (leave a message outside of this time). 
 
  prismdlr@gmail.com
East Renfrewshire   Monthly meetings at Barrhead Museum   erasngroup2015@yahoo.com
Edinburgh & Lothians       https://www.facebook.com/groups/416598812283015/
Essex  
Evening meetings first Wednesday of every month at Location: Holdbrook Hub, 275 Holdbrook Court, EN8 7SL Waltham Cross
 
  spectrumpda@yahoo.com.
Gloucestershire    
PDA parent support group meets once a month Tues afternoon in Gloucester, Weds eve in Cheltenham     
 
  vic.lottie@outlook.com or 07788 109430
Highlands   Monthly meetings and a closed Facebook group   via Facebook group
Kingston Upon Thames  
Third Monday of the month during term time, 12.15pm -14.15 pm (come for the whole time, or just drop in for a while) at Express, 452 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 7EL.
 
  email:  info@expresscic.org.uk
Kirklees   The inaugural meeting of the Kirklees PDA. The support group will take place at Southgate School Almondbury HD5 8TG on Wednesday 15th May 2019 13:30—14:30   For further details please contact Aileen Hosty via email Aileen.Hosty@southgateschool.co.uk 
Leeds  
Via The Jigsaw Tree a Community Group based in East Leeds - monthly daytime meetings at Garforth Library and evening support sessions at Megaplay Leeds
 
  http://thejigsawtree.org/
North Lanarkshire   Monthly meetings in Airdrie   jonander2004@yahoo.com
Norwich  
Monthly meeting on Wednesday
 
Pdanorwich@gmail.com
Peterborough   Monthly   https://www.facebook.com/groups/143032493304038/
Reading  
Monthly meetings at alternating locations in central Reading and Tilehurst
 
  pdagroupreading@gmail.com
Rotherham  
 
  pda.rotherhamsheffield@gmail.com
Scottish Borders  
Monthly meetings of special needs group incl. PDA
 
 

http://www.bordersadditionalneeds.org

Sheffield  
 
  pda.rotherhamsheffield@gmail.com
Surrey  
 
  https://www.positiveautismsupportandtraining.co.uk/support-groups-and-meetings
Sussex  
Monthly coffee mornings
 
  https://www.facebook.com/groups/pda.support.sussex/
Telford  
 
  pda.telford@gmail.com
Warwickshire  
Meet approx. every 8 weeks on Weds eve in Leamington
 
  pda.warwickshire@gmail.com
West Berkshire  
Meet monthly during term-time at locations in Newbury/Thatcham
 
  contactus@westberkspdasupportgroup.co.uk
Wrexham   Parenting services PDA Group meets on Fridays term time only at Ty Ni Family Centre, 82 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 2NP 
 
  01978 295677 or via https://www.facebook.com/groups/265299914337934/?ref=group_browse_new 
Wolverhampton  
 
  pda.wolverhampton@gmail.com