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Puffins ASD Programme

We would like to share this message from Family Action's ASD/ADHD support service. 

Dear Families,

You may be interested to know about the new Puffins Programme which is now available FREE to parents and carers in Norfolk who have a child or young person with a diagnosis of ASD.


The Puffins Programme is a 5 week programme designed by Norfolk Community Health and Care’s Neurodevelopmental Service for parents and carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of ASD.

Family Action are working in partnership with the NDS Service to deliver the programme to families in Norfolk. 


Until April 2021 the programme will be delivered on Zoom over 5 2hr sessions and from April onwards we hope to be able to deliver the programme face to face in venues across Norfolk when each session will be 3hrs. 

The subjects each week are as follows;


Week 1 – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (Family Action)

Week 2 – Communication – (NCHC Speech and Language Therapy Team)

Week 3 – Understanding Sensory Processing (NCHC Occupational Therapy Team)

Week 4 – Understanding and Supporting Behaviour (Family Action)

Week 5 – Autism in Education (NCC EPS Specialist Support – Autism Support Team)


We are currently taking bookings for courses in December 2020 and in January, March, April and May 2021 (Please note that the February course is now FULL)


Some of the courses are for parents and carers of Primary age children and some for parents and carers of Secondary age young people.


Please note that this course is for parents and carers of children and young people who have a diagnosis of ASD


If you would like to find out more about the programme or book a place, please do not hesitate to contact Family Action on 01760 720302 or 725801


Kind regards.




Susan Wood 

Norfolk and Waveney ASD/ADHD Support Service

Co-ordinator (West)

Family Action, Swaffham

Tel: 01760 725801/720302  (All day Wednesday)

Mobile: 07584 529428 (Any other weekday)