PAACT - Parents and Autistic Children Together.


Do you have an autistic child or associated conditions? Awaiting diagnosis or have concerns?

We are a small friendly group of parents supporting each other through the maze! Feel free to drop in for a cuppa, biscuit & chat. Children welcome and there are toys set up so they can play. Everyone welcome (no membership required to access support group).

We hold meetings at GAPA (Gainsborough Adventure Playground), for dates and times see the schedule below. Whilst our meetings are held monthly on Mondays we alternate months so that some meetings are held during daytime and others held in the evening to cater for those working during the day. For more information see our contact details below.

PAACT is a Lincolnshire based support group, run by parents of Autistic children. We provide support for families with children and young adults who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition, associated condition or are in the process of a diagnosis. We are a friendly, informal, non-judgemental group. We aim to help family and friends to access advice, support and activities within the local area.

We hold regular support meetings in both Lincoln and Gainsborough, offer a drop-in service at our Lincoln office and run frequent training in conjunction with Andrew Whitehouse to support both parents and professionals to support people on the autistic spectrum effectively.

During the school holidays, there is a wide variety of activities organised by the PAACT committee, from exclusive use of soft play facilities to exotic animals and trains at North Scarle playing field. We also have a term-time youth club for young people aged 11 and above, plus a monthly games club and exclusive swimming.

Can you help us? We desperately need the following items to help our group grow and enable us to offer more support. Please contact us if you can help in anyway.

A storage cupboard.

Bean bags.

A leaflet rack to display our pamphlets.

Computer Games

Sports Equipment

Funds to purchase support books.

Dates, Times and Venue details.

Daytime Meetings –11:00 – 13:00

  • Monday 6th September 2021
  • Monday 1st November 2021
  • Monday 10th January 2022
  • Monday 7th March 2022
  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 4th July 2022
  • Evening Meetings –19:00 – 21:00

  • Tuesday 5th October 2021
  • Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Tuesday 1st February 2022
  • Tuesday 7th June 2022
  • Our New Venue,

    Gainsborough Adventure Playground,

    Riseholme Road



    DN21 1NL


    Call us on 01522 581915

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    Or email:

    FB page- @PAACTsupport

    Twitter - @PAACTsupport