Parent/Carer Support Group

Registered Charity Number  1179383


Anna Kennedy OBE   :   Austin Hughes   :  Rosie King


Do you care for someone on the 
Autistic Spectrum
 or who has 
 Social Communication Difficulties?

Then you are warmly invited to join our 
Carers' Support Group.

Autism Support Crawley is a group for parents / carers, over 18 years of age, who care for someone (child or adult) who is on the autistic spectrum or with other Social Communication Difficulties (with or without a diagnosis) within the counties of Surrey & Sussex. This includes grandparents, siblings (over 18), or other relations who share the caring responsibilities. We are a very friendly, supportive group with over 1K members.

Membership of our group is for parent/carers ONLY as detailed above. Unfortunately we are not able to include anyone who is a carer by profession unless they also fit the above criteria of parent/carer. 


We have a closed Facebook page where members can ask questions, share experiences and receive support from other members.  Our facebook page is administered completely by volunteers who do this round their own working and caring commitments.  Please only request to join our closed facebook page if you match the above criteria.  For general inquiries about our group or requests to add information about a service or organisations that are relevant to our group  please use form or email addresson our contact us page.

Non parent/carers who would like to follow our group, please visit our public page.

Follow us on Twitter 

COVID - 19

Due to recent government direction we unfortunately have had no choice but to cancel all our groups face to face meetings and events for the foreseeable future to protect us all. Peer support will continue via our facebook page.

Our Main Group Meetings are held at:

Broafield Children & Family Centre,  Creasys Drive, Broadfield, Crawley RH11 9HJ
1st Thursday of the month,   7.30-9.15pm

Dates for 2020 are:

2nd January

6th February

5th March - CANCELLED

2nd April - CANCELLED


4th June

2nd July

6th August

3rd September

1st October

5th November

3rd December

Our Group Coffee Mornings are held at:

  4th Thursday of the month, (term time only) to 12 noon

Dates for 2020 are:

23rd January

27th February

26th March

23rd April - CANCELLED

25th June

24th September

22nd October

26th November

10th December

Our Group Pub Nights are held at:

3rd Thursday of the month, from 7.30pm  

Dates for 2020 are:

16th January

19th March - CANCELLED

16th April - CANCELLED

21st May - CANCELLED

18th June

16th July

20th August

17th September 

15th October

19th November

17th December


Autism Support Crawley would like to thank the following for their support: