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Little Heroes ASD Support Group

Little Heroes is a Support Group for families of children who are diagnosed with, or are going through a diagnosis of ASD - Autism.

We are based at Summercourts Children Centre, meeting every Fiday during term time 10am to 2pm.

Families, children, and siblings are welcome.

In addition, we offer activities throughout the school holidays and provide suitable events for families whilst offering them the chance to socialise with other likewise families whilst receiving advice and support from one another, as well as potentially creating new friendships within a circle of support.  In addition we invite professionals along to these meetings and activities so families can benefit from their information and advice, it also makes it simpler for them to connect with these people that they may be weary of or find it a little daunting.  Our intentions are that all children no matter what their ability/ disability is that they will be able to participate in activities and events that other neurotypical children can do, we give families the means to do this by arranging such activities in safe and secure surroundings. 

We offer support and advice via our parenting and professional connections network. We aim to work with families as soon as autism is discovered as a possibility.  

Families are always welcome to our weekly sessions no matter what the age is of their child/children (after all, our parents have lived and learned and are the experts who can pass on their knowledge and give support to others). However, due to our activities, children centre location, and the fact that we now have many children that are approx 18 months plus, we have an approx upper age limit for the children we put activities on for where appropriate.

For further information, please find us on facebook by searching 'Little Heroes ASD Support' or contact us via emailing

Who to contact

Kim Drake
ASD Mum, Co-founder and Secretary
07379 897947
Facebook Page - Little Heroes ASD Support 
Outside Play Area
Wheelchair access
Smoke Free Environment
Free of Charge
Play Room
Venue Facilities
Access Toilets available
Wheelchair access

Where to go

Venue address
Summercourt Children's Centre Summercourt Road
Additional Notes

In addition we offer travelling sessions out and about in the community.  Check out our social media for more up to date regular information.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Weekly sessions 10am to 2pm. Please visit our Facebook page for up to date information regarding sessions and activities or email for further information.
Session Information
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
When is the service available

Weekly sessions operate term time

Family activities available throughout the School holidays  

Local Offer

Contact Name
Kim Paterson
Contact Telephone
01702 220810
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Parents / Carers and Families
Primary (4-11 years)
Toddlers and Pre-school (1-4 years)
Babies (0-1 year)
SEN Provision Type

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Fantastic Group

By charlotte on 12/10/2017

We haven't been attending Little Heroes for very long, but in the short time we have been attending we have really enjoyed the sessions and found lots of support and advice from the staff and other parents. Always welcomed warmly and never feel out of…
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Little Heroes ASD Support Group

By Aunty Mummy on 30/10/2017

A constant line of support always putting our children and their families at the heart of what they do.  The children centre sessions are a lifeline especially when we have been having a bad few days - amazing to be able to talk to people…
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We're like a family!

By Megan Knight on 08/06/2018

I've been coming to little heroes support group since it started more than 5 years ago now, while in the beginning it started out as just a monthly coffee morning for an hour or so for parents to get together and have a bit of a chat…
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Address: Summercourt Children's Centre  Summercourt Road  Westcliff-on-sea 

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