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The Autism Group - Fusion Club for young people aged 14 - 25 (Maidenhead)

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COVID-19 Update

During the pandemic we have developed a range of virtual Fusion Club activities for club members. Visit our website for more informaton. We are planning on returning to meeting Face to Face in July 2021.

Updated: 08/06/2021

Description

The Autism Group offers special interest groups for young people aged 14 to 25 who are on the autism spectrum.

Our Fusion Club, for 14-25 year olds, provides a wide range of activities popular with young people on the autism spectrum in a supportive environment . Activities include multi-player console gaming, trading card games, Dungeons and Dragons, Lego, board games etc.

All our clubs are aimed at young people of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding. 

Website:
The Autism Group
Provider:
The Autism Group

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth
Contact Position
The Autism Group Club 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

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Every four weeks, Saturday afternoons 2pm to 4.30pm. We also run an identical club at Berkshire College of Agriculture on different Saturday afternoons.

Sessions may not run over Christmas but usually run during all other school holidays

 

Costs and Fee Information

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

Sessions are charged quarterly in advance.

Is there any help with funding
Yes
Funding Notes

Due to our funders this price is already subsidised, however, due to our funders we may be able to provide additional help with the cost for low income families.

How is the service funded
Voluntary/Charitable

Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities
Toilets
Autism friendly
Additional Information

There is no lift or accessible toilets at this venue.

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
14 years to 25 years
Eligibility Criteria

For ages 14 to 25. 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 carried out virtually during the pandemic.

Waiting List
Availability varies, please contact us for the current situation.

Referral

Referral required
No
Who can refer
Self Referral
Referral notes

We will endevour to reply to enquiries withing 3 working days. Time taken to start at a club varies depending on the availability of a place.

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 Secure.

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

Accreditation

Our staff receive annual safeguarding training.

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Tricia Kempton
Position
Charity Co-ordinator
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

The Autism Group offers special interest groups for young people aged 14 to 25 who are on the autism spectrum.

Our Fusion Club, for 14-25 year olds, provides a wide range of activities popular with young people on the autism spectrum in a supportive environment . Activities include multi-player console gaming, trading card games, Dungeons and Dragons, Lego, board games etc.

All our clubs are aimed at young people of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding. 

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