About the Jigsaw Tree
The Jigsaw Tree is a constituted community group based in Leeds, which supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) both before & after diagnosis.
We can provide advice about strategies and practical support as well offer offer support and friendship. In addition we can help our parents/carers to complete DLA forms or advise on the EHCP process.
We aim to:
- Reduce isolation and loneliness
- Offer practical support
- Raise autism awareness and acceptance
- To promote strong links with other local organisations, charities and support groups
We hold monthly daytime parent/carer support group meetings at Garforth Library and evening support sessions with Kidzone soft play area for Special Needs nights. We arrange school holiday events for all our families. We occasionally organise learning forums for parents/carers.
The Jigsaw Tree has a lending library of books about autism and has a weighted blanket that members can borrow to ‘try before they buy’ one of their own.
The Jigsaw Tree also provides autism awareness training or advice for local groups/businesses in order to raise awareness and increase acceptance within our own community.