The Autism Group - Clubs for 9 to 25 year olds on the autism spectrum

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Based in Maidenhead, the Autism Group runs several clubs for children and young people on the autism spectrum.Many young people on the spectrum have special interests which they would like to share with others, but lack the social skills needed to do so. We can offer opportunities to help make those connections in a structured and understanding environment.  Presently our clubs are running virtually

We cater for children and young people aged between 9 and 25 who have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition and are of mainstream ability, but would benefit from support to succeed in social settings.

Our Groups include:

Fusion - will appeal to fans of multi-player console gaming or Pokémon plus trading card games, pool and some board games. Ages 14 to 25.

Arts and Crafts - age 14 to 25, build your confidence and make friends whilst enjoying a variety of arts and crafts activities.

Console Gaming - Age 16 to 25, meet others for gaming and game related chat. 

GAP Club - Ages 9 to 13. Activities from all of the above clubs for a younger age group.

Parents do not need to stay but can stay on site if they wish to. Parent Support Groups run alongside our Pokemon and Fusion Clubs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Position
Clubs Co-ordinator
Telephone
07454 375071 07454 375071 07423 636339 07423 636339
E-mail
ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk
Website
The Autism Group's website
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Notes

Please contact Ruth Barlow the Club Co-ordinator for more information about our clubs. We endevour to respond to your enquiry within 5 working days.

Our special interest clubs meet in different locations in and around the Maidenhead area. 

Where to go

Name
Harmony Education Centre
Address
First Floor
4 Cordwallis Street
Maidenhead
BERKSHIRE
Postcode
SL6 7BE
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Notes

The venue is just outside the centre of Maidenhead. On street parking is available. The Centre is 19 minutes walk from the Railway Station. Several Bus companies run services to Maidenhead including Courtney Buses, Arriva and Thames Travel.

Our Arts and Craft Club, Fusion and GAP Clubs use this venue. Other venues include Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Costs

£7.50  Per session
£10.50  Per session
Details

First session is free. Thereafter payment is required termly in advance. Refunds are not available for non-attendance.

We charge the higher session fee for our Art Club to cover the cost of materials.

The venue is on the first floor, up a short flight of stairs. There is no lift.

Availability

Age Ranges
9 to 25 years
Referral not required
Referral Details

We require an application form to be completed in conjunction with the parent and young person before they attend so that we can ensure we understand any support needs. It also enables the young person to meet a member of staff before attending for the first time to reduce any possible anxiety.

We can only accept applications from young people with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum conditio.

Children and young people waiting for autism assessment or 1 year younger than the club entry age can go onto our waiting list.

 

Other notes

We welcome participants from any local authority area. 

We require an application form to be completed before a place is offered to ensure we fully understand needs.

We follow safe recruitment practice. All staff are DBS checked. All staff including volunteers have had autism and safeguarding training.  We have policies and procedures in place for safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, confidentiality.

We have a feedback and complaints procedure which is available from The Autism Group Charity Manager and on our website.

Additional Information

Providing services to
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults
Carers
Notes

We welcome participants from any local authority area. 

We require an application form to be completed before a place is offered to ensure we fully understand needs.

We follow safe recruitment practice. All staff are DBS checked. All staff including volunteers have had autism and safeguarding training.  We have policies and procedures in place for safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, confidentiality.

We have a feedback and complaints procedure which is available from The Autism Group Charity Manager and on our website.

Supporting people with
Autistic Spectrum Condition

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