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The Autism Group - GAP Clubs in Maidenhead

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COVID-19 Update

During lockdown our Clubs are operating virtually. We are planning to return to meeting face to face in July 2021.

Updated: 08/06/2021

Description

We offer several 'GAP' social clubs for young people on the autism spectrum aged 9 to 13. Activities include console gaming, Pokemon and arts and crafts, Lego etc and provide a starting point for continuing to our other special interest groups. Our groups aim to provide a structured and predictable environment for the young people on the autism spectrum to improve their social and communications skills whilst sharing a common interest and having fun.

This group is for children and young people who are of mainstream ability, but need support with their social understanding.

 

Website:
The Autism Group
Provider:
The Autism Group

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Position
Special Interest Group Coordinator
Telephone
07454 375071
Email
ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk
Contact Us
Contact Us Form
Social Media

Where to go

Name
TBC
Address
5 High Street
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 1JA

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

These monthly clubs run on Saturday mornings 10:30am to 12.30pm

Costs and Fee Information

Cost(s)
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£7.50 Per Session
Cost details

Sessions are charged quarterly in advance.

Contact provider for costs?
No
Is there any help with funding
No
Funding Notes

First session will be free, Thereafter we charge per session and regret we cannot offer refunds for sessions not attended.

Our charges are subsidised by our funders. Thanks to our funders may be able to help further with costs for low-income families.

 

How is the service funded
Voluntary/Charitable

Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities
Toilets
Autism friendly
Additional Information

We regret no lift is available.

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
9 years to 13 years
Eligibility Criteria

For ages 9 to 13. A diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or social communication disorder following an assessment for autism.  

Booking and Registration Notes

We require an application form and home visit to be completed in conjunction with 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. Home visits may be done virtually during the pandemic.

Waiting List
Please contact us to register your interest and check for availability

Referral

Referral required
No
Who can refer
Self Referral
Referral notes

We will respond to enquiries as quickly as we can. Availability does change and a waiting list may be in operation.

Provision For

Supporting people with
Autism Spectrum Conditions

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
1166787
Quality Assurance

We follow safe recruitment practice. All staff are DBS checked. All staff including volunteers have had autism and safeguarding training. Our Clubs are Covid safe.

We have policies and procedures in place for safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, confidentiality.

Accreditation

Staff receive annual safeguarding training.

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Tricia Kempton
Position
Charity Manager
How to make a compliment, complaint and comment

We have a feedback and complaints procedure which is available from The Autism Group Co-odinator or Becky Peates people@theautismgroup.org.uk and on our website.

Website
Complaints, compliments or concerns

Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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Description

We offer several 'GAP' social clubs for young people on the autism spectrum aged 9 to 13. Activities include console gaming, Pokemon and arts and crafts, Lego etc and provide a starting point for continuing to our other special interest groups. Our groups aim to provide a structured and predictable environment for the young people on the autism spectrum to improve their social and communications skills whilst sharing a common interest and having fun.

This group is for children and young people who are of mainstream ability, but need support with their social understanding.

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk
Data last checked: 02/06/2021
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