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The Autism Group - GAP Club in Maidenhead

We offer special interest clubs for young people who are on the autism spectrum. This one is for aged 9 to 13. Activities include console gaming, Pokemon and arts and crafts 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.

A waiting list may be in operation. We accept applications from children from 8 upwards and or awating diagnosis to go onto the waiting list.

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
clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk
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Where to go

Name
Harmony Education Centre
Address
1st Floor 4 Cordwallis Street
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 7BE

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

Charge covers all refreshments and art materials.

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.

 

How is the service funded
Voluntary/Charitable

Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities
Toilets
Autism friendly
Free Parking
Additional Information

Ist floor accessible by stairs only.

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.  Young people over 13 could attend one of our other special interest clubs intended for an older age range.

Booking and Registration Notes

We require an application form 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.

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. 

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

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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Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk
Data last checked: 25/06/2019
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