Indigo is a friendly base where parents and their children on the autistic spectrum and siblings can get together with others in a similar situation. Many of our parents are as passionate as the next in promoting autism awareness and fighting for the rights of our precious children. By coming along to our groups, you will always find a friend who shares the same experiences as you and your child. Someone who fully understands exactly what you are going through and hopefully, someone who can offer you strategies for issues that you and /or your child may be experiencing at the time.
You do not need to join to become a member, and your child does not have to have a diagnosis; anyone is welcome, including SENCO's and school teachers - in fact anyone who has an interest in autism and wants to make a difference.
We work in conjunction with other agencies such as Parent Partnership, Inclusion Support, Notts County Council, Ashfield Family Information Services, Family Action, The Autism Team, local schools APTCOO and NORSACA plus many other worthwhile groups and organisations.
Seminars and talks are held providing a wide range of information and we offer after school activities for our children. At meetings we sit and have tea/coffee and a chat, at larger events we can provide a creche, our meeting room has toys/tables/chairs/books to entertain even the smallest child during our sessions so please feel free to bring them along.
If you feel that you can help us in any way, we would love to hear from you but ultimately we are there for you....
If you check out our calendar page, click on the event to bring up details of venue, time etc. Events page shows flyers, posters of certain events, training, fun stuff. The documents page has newsletters and booking forms or applications.Our centre is based on Beardall Street, Hucknall and includes a large children's activity room with tuck shop, Tech Room (featuring Wii and computers), male and female toilets, toddler room, sensory room and garden with mini football pitch and outdoor play equipment.
For parents there is advice available five days a week from our parents, a comfy lounge area with several sofas and information, a kitchen area where a table forms the focal point to sit and chat over a cuppa and a separate toilet.
We also have conference/training facilities seating up to 20 delegates, a consultation room for smaller meetings and a comfortable private lounge for more relaxed meetings. Please contact us if you wish to use any of these facilities via our usual contact points.
We are currently developing two studio spaces, details to follow.
Indigo Kids is also on Facebook and Twitter @indigoautism
Indigo Kids is a support network for children with autism or social and communication difficulties, their parents and siblings.
To enhance the lives of our children and increase the amount of activities that they can participate in.
To be a welcome place for parents to relax and meet other parents with similar issues.
To become part of the local community and join with other groups alike covering the Counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Our aim is to educate others about autism and increase social understanding.
Indigo Kids became a registered charity January 6th 2011.