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ASD Helping Hands

Room 219 Breckland Business Center

Dereham, Norfolk

NR19 1FD

01362 288110

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Registered Charity Number : 1175729

© 2023 by ASD Helping Hands.


We are a registered charity started in the latter part of 2010, by Julie, who has over 30 years of experience of supporting with autistic children and adults.

Julie has two sons and a husband who are diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and she found a distinct lack in support services for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders especially across Norfolk, UK.

ASD Helping Hands began with two support groups for families in Norfolk, we have now grown to be the biggest charity supporting those with Autism within Norfolk. Our services include a Family support service, offering support on an individual basis to parents/carers, children and adults. Support groups providing ongoing support to those in need, as well as Residential Holidays and Activity days. We can also provide accredited training to parents/carers and professionals.

To access our service we do not insist on a diagnosis, a certain age bracket or a specific location. We aim to be fully inclusive of all those who require our support.

We receive no statutory funding and are not funded by any governmental department, meaning we can provide you with independent and complete unbiased support.


We currently support over 1300 families across Norfolk and Suffolk and are supported by a small team of volunteers all who have a direct living experience of supporting someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Meet the Team

CEO / Founder

Julie Adcock

Julie has two sons who are on the Autism Spectrum, and has many years advocating and working alongside those with Autism both in Health and Education settings

Family Support

Rebecca Dabb

Rebecca works as a Teaching assistant in school part time and has a son with Autism.

Family Support

Emma Beales

Emma is part of our Family Support team and has family members who have an Autism Spectrum Condition.

Group Leader

Lau Parker

Lau volunteers at our Thetofrd Family Group. She has a son with Autism and ADHD and a knack for social media.

Group Leader

Emma McCarthy

Emma volunteers at our Thetford Family group, she has a son on the Spectrum and is also on the board of governors at her local school.

Operations Manger

Lee Gibbons

Lee has over 8 years experiencing supporting parents with children on the Spectrum. Lee delivers the vast majority of our training and organises our events and activities.

Family Support

Donna Trett

Donna has an adult brother with Autism, she also runs our Norwich Family and Youth groups

Group Leader

Elaine Trett

Elaine helps to run our Family and Youth groups in Norwich, she has a son with Autism and works with children with varying degrees of difficulty.

Group Leader

Shal Callingham

Shal volunteers at our Thetford Family group. With a child on the Spectrum and a variety of co morbid conditions

Head of Family Support

Gemma Peloe

Gemma Head our Family Support service. With a son who has ASD and ADHD.

Family Support

Caroline Baldwin

Caroline has two sons, one with ADHD and one with Autism and ADHD.

Group Leader

Caz Farrow

Caz takes lead of our Aylsham Family Group. She has two sons on the spectrum.

Group Leader

Tanya Prince

Tanya volunteers at the Thetford Family Group. She has a son with Autism who is currently in a special school.

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