Support Groups

A young person supported by Families for Autism

27-09-2016 :: Autism Group to open new Charity Shop

Local charity Families for Autism is excited to announce the opening of its new charity shop in E...

08-02-2016 :: Eastbourne based charity extends its support network into Lewes

Local charity Families for Autism has stepped-in to prevent a Lewes based parent and carer suppor...

25-01-2016 :: New Job Club Partnership

Families for Autism is launching a Job Club for job seekers living with ASD. Job Club&n...

03-11-2015 :: Christmas Shopping Evening - Tuesday 10th November

It's only a week away! Come along and start the festive season at the Families for Autism...

13-10-2015 :: Bingo with Fish & Chips

This Friday, 16th October, we will be enjoying our annual Bingo with Fish & Chip supper. This...

13-10-2015 :: Core Assets Session at Eastbourne Support Group

Maggie Stephenson from Core Assets Independent Support Service, will be attend...

14-07-2015 :: Families for Autism celebrates half a decade

This year the charity celebrates its 5th birthday on the 10th August 2015. To mark this special o...

14-07-2015 :: New Eastbourne MP becoms charity patron

Caroline Ansell the towns newly appointed Member of Parliament accepts an invitation to become th...

09-02-2015 :: Heathfield Support Group

Karen Mawdsley a parent of an autistic child has teamed up with FFA to run a support group within...

12-09-2014 :: Bexhill Lions Santa Dash

Bexhill Lions Santa Dash is a charity event, and the organisation have contacted us with details ...

01-09-2014 :: Free Courses in Eastbourne and Newhaven

'Contact a Family' will be running two free courses at St Elisabeth's Church in Ea...

23-06-2014 :: Hailsham Cinema Screenings

Hailsham Pavilion Cinema will be showing two Autism Friendly screenings in July. The first is...

20-06-2014 :: Support Group

At our next support group on Wednesday 25th June, we have Julie Morehead from East Sussex County ...

22-05-2014 :: Guest Speakers at Eastbourne Support Group

Please find below details of the up-coming guest speakers and visitors at the Eastbourne Support ...

10-05-2014 :: Summer Fair Saturday 7th June

Come and join us at our annual Summer Fair! This year also celebrating St Elisabeth's Chu...


Our support groups operate within the following areas:

  • Eastbourne
  • Newhaven
  • Heathfield
  • Hailsham 
  • Uckfield

The groups are available to any family members, carers or professionals who have a connection to a child or young person with autism. An admission fee of £1.00 per person will be charged.

We aim to provide:-

The opportunity for parents or any other members of the family to meet for an informal chat in a friendly atmosphere.

Fortnightly day time meetings also covering some school holiday periods.  

A chance for you to meet and share your experiences with people in a similar situation.

Time to talk freely about issues that are important to you.

Support and encouragement where needed.

Guest speakers from time to time.


If you would like to find out more about our groups, or possibly attend, you can contact:

Eastbourne- Emma Fielding 01323 430369

Newhaven- Nicki Day on 0772 3805444

Heathfield - Jennifer Owen 01323 430369

Uckfield- Sally Wood 01323 430369 

Hailsham- TBA 

01323 430369










Photo Gallery

See what happens at our clubs before attending (Just click the images to see larger versions).