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The Autism Group - Console Gaming Club ages 16 to 25

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This is a social group for young people on the autism sectrum based around gaming on popular consoles such as the PS4, Nintendo or XBox. The games and activities are led by the young people's interests. All our games will be multi-player to encourage friendship and interaction. Places are limited to ensure an autism friendly environment.


The Autism Group
The Autism Group

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Position
Special Interest Group Co-ordinaor
07454 375071
Social Media

Where to go

Braywick Heath Nurseries
41 Braywick Road

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

The Club operates every other Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm. Participants can attend fortnightly or four weekly. See our website for current dates.

The clubs will not operate over the Christmas period.

Costs and Fee Information

Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£7.50 Per Session
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Contact provider for costs?
Is there any help with funding
Funding Notes

This fee charged for this activity is already subsidised by our fundraising activity. (Thanks to our funders we are also able to consider requests for free or subsidised places to families experiencing hardship.)

How is the service funded

Facilities and Accessibility

Premises near a train station
Car Parking - Pay and Display
Autism friendly
Accessible toilet
Additional Information

The Club is held in the training suite to the right of the Nursery entrance. Parking is available in the adjacent public car park. The Railway Station is within walking distance.

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
16 to 25
Eligibility Criteria

For young people aged 16 to 25 who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or social communication disorder following an assessment for autism.  

Young people who are 15 or who are waiting a diagnosis may register an interest but cannot start until they meet the eligibility criteria because of the age range of the games.

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
A waiting list may be operating. Contact Ruth Barlow for current situation.


Referral required
Who can refer
Self Referral
Referral notes

There are a total of 10 places per fortnight at this club. Waiting time to get a place at the club depends on the availability of places.

Provision For

Supporting people with
Autism Spectrum Conditions

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
Quality Assurance

All our staff and volunteers are experienced and/or trained to work with young people on the autism spectrum. We follow safe recruitment practices. We provide safeguarding and confidentiality training regularly and all our staff and volunteers are DBS checked. Most of our staff are trained in First Aid. We carry our regular risk assesments on our activities. Participants and their parents are invited to give feedback regularly.


Training in Safeguarding and confidentiality is provided to all staff and volunteers at least annually.

Compliments, complaints and comments

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

In the first instance complaints can be made by emailing A copy of our complaints and feedback policy can be viewed on our website.

Complaints, compliments or concerns

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

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This is a social group for young people aged 16 to 25 on the autism sectrum. The games and activities are led by the young people's interests. All our games will be multi-player to encourage friendship and interaction. Places are limited to ensure an autism friendly environment.

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
Data last checked: 28/11/2019
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