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Mums-to-be-wanted for Autism Research Centre project

Cambridge autism researcher Ezra Aydin wants to recruit mums-to-be- for a new project.

Ezra, who works with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, is researching whether there are any physical characteristics in pregnancy that might be related to later autistic traits in childhood. The overall aim is to help support children who might be later diagnosed with ASC and their families from as early as possible. 

Ezra wants to contact pregnant mums who:


27th Feb 2017

Dyspraxia seminars - free events from SENDIASS

Free dyspraxia information events are running at Wisbech, Cambridge and Huntingdon next month, organised by SENDIAS (formerly the Parent Partnership Service).

The sessions, presented by NHS Physio and Occupational Therapists, aim to help parents and carers get a better understanding of the condition - and provide strategies to help.

The sessions are:

27th Feb 2017

SENDIASS seminars - including ADHD and school support

SENDIASS is running free evening seminars on ADHD, EHCPs and school support for pupils with SEND.

They are on Thursday March 9 at Wood Green Animal Centre, Goodmanchester, 6.15pm to 9pm, with seminars running 6.45 to 7.55pm and 8-9pm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What is ADHD? What can schools do to help? What can you do at home? This seminar will start to help you with the answers to all these questions.

24th Feb 2017

Huge rise in numbers of children with complex needs

The number of children with complex needs has more than doubled since 2015, according to a report out today.

The report - commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children and True Colours Trust - estimates there are now 73,000 with complex needs or life-limiting conditions. But actual numbers may be higher as data on these children is not returned by the independent special school sector, where many children with the most complex needs are educated.

22nd Feb 2017

Government appoints champions for consumers with disabilities

Minister for disabled people Penny Mordaunt is calling on industries including gaming, fashion and television, to urgently increase their representation of people with disabilities.

She also wants reforms in retail, music, tourism and advertising, saying there are too many stories about disabled people being unable to access toilets or being “segregated” from friends in music or sports stadiums.

22nd Feb 2017

What do you think about Pinpoint? £40 shopping vouchers for grabs

Parents, please tell us what you think about Pinpoint!

Our annual survey is still open until the end of February - and everyone who takes part gets the chance to win £40 worth of Tesco vouchers in a free draw.  So please fill in our survey and give us your feedback.  Your views are really important to us.

Take part online 

22nd Feb 2017

Calling all parent support groups...

Do you run a parent support group? Would you like to start one?

If so, we would like to invite you along to our Local Groups Day to meet up with other parents and professionals who run a Parent Support Group. For parent/carers of children up to the age of 25 with disabilities and additional needs across Cambridgeshire.

The workshop is being hosted by Pinpoint and Contact A Family and will be held at Papworth Trust Bernard Sunley Centre, CB23 3RG on Wednesday March 22, 10am to 2pm.

The aim of the day is to:


21st Feb 2017

Free workshop on advocating for your child

Does your child or young person have speech, language or communication difficulties?

UK charity Afasic is running a free workshop in Cambridge next month, to help you learn about advocating for your child - and make sure you are being heard. 

The session is on Wednesday March 15 , 10am to 2pm at Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2HY and includes free lunch and refreshments. 

It aims to help you find:

14th Feb 2017

New report highlights stress of parents raising a child with a learning disability

A new report highlights the stresses and strains of parents looking after a child with learning disabilities.  

And calls for a package of support for these parents, including better access to short breaks services, improved childcare support for parents of children with a learning disability and targeted relationship support.


Cover of report

8th Feb 2017

Pinpoint Parent Survey 2017

Parents, please tell us what you think about Pinpoint!

Our annual survey is ready for you and this year we're asking not just about our work.  We have a few questions for you about our annual conference and our website, which is being redeveloped this year.

Everyone who takes part gets the chance to win £40 worth of Tesco vouchers in a free draw.  So please fill in our survey and give us your feedback. It will only take a few minutes and gives us such valuable feedback. Thank you!

8th Feb 2017