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PAACT (Parents and Autistic Children Together)


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-judgmental 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.

PAACT is a registered ASDAN Learning Centre, by following the ASDAN ethos, we hope that all learners will reach their full potential, by having the opportunities to develop, discover and learn through all aspect of work and life.  PAACT is proud to be part of this venture and the journey it will take our learners on.  


For more information, please find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email us or phone our Lincoln office.

Who to contact

Contact Name
PAACT (Parents and Autistic Children Together)
Contact Position
Gordon Forsyth
07840 569368
PAACT Website

Regular meetings are held at our offices in Lincoln. For up to date information please refer to our FB page for  please see our website.


Where to go

PAACT Office
5 Hillcroft House
Hillcroft Business Park, Whisby Road

Other Details


Other notes

PAACT are delighted to announce that we are now a registered ASDAN Learning Centre. What is ASDAN? ASDAN is an education charity and awarding organisation whose curriculum programmes and qualifications transform life chances through learning. Our courses are designed to: • engage and motivate learners • promote achievement • inspire children, young people and educators to be ambitious about learning • build belief, confidence and self-esteem • release young people’s potential Our courses foster personal, social and work-related skills, enabling learners to discover, develop and make full use of their abilities. What does this mean for PAACT and what can we offer you? PAACT can now provide a range of programmes and short courses that are flexible, online and portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit activity and skills development across a range of topics and curriculum areas. This would be ideal for families who are home educating, or are interested in extending their child/young person's development in life skills and the wider community. ASDAN can be used as a home educating programme, or it can be used alongside the learner’s mainstream/specialist educational setting. The Life Skills Challenge Programme is a great one to start with and is all inclusive to ages as young as 6. The Challenge is for a year, but can be extended year upon year which makes it a great, flexible programme. Learners can do as many challenges as they would like to and there are literally over 1,000 challenges to choose from such as cooking, food preparation, personal hygiene, shopping, using public transport, animal care, gardening etc. The following link has the direct place to find examples of the challenges for Life SkillsChallenge: to give you an idea of the wealth of learning opportunities. As well as the Life Skills Challenge Programme, we also have to offer: • Key Steps for ages 10-14 years • Lift Off – making the transition from Y6 Primary into Y7 Secondary • Short Courses for ages 13-19 year with 35 titles (please ask for these) • Accelerating Progress in Maths and English for ages 14+ to help support GCSE’s in Key Stage 4 PAACT are investing in ASDAN with the support of Lincolnshire Autistic Society by becoming a registered Learning Centre, because we understand and identify that our children/young adults all learn in different ways and ASDAN allows the learning of skills to be flexible and unique to all who participate. The learning fits in with the learner, not the other way around! Further details about ASDAN, can be found at I’m interested, what next? Please contact Melissa at for further information on how you can access ASDAN as a Staff Member and all of its resources so that you can begin your ASDAN journey.

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Autism Spectrum
Asperger's Syndrome

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Local Offer

Local Offer

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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