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ASD Family Help - Martial Arts - Monday's

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR THIS ACTIVITY

Book by email ONLY to rachael@asdfamilyhelp.org

For children (aged 5 to 18) with ASD or any other associated learning difficulty and their siblings.

Children must be able to access this activity on an adult to child ratio of 1:8. 

The sessions are run by Sensei Jim Hey from Reading Taijutsu and ASD Family Help staff and volunteers.

The sessions are aimed specifically for ASD children and those with learning difficulties or anxiety. Siblings are always welcome.

Remember to wear loose comfortable clothing, e.g. track/jogging bottoms and old t-shirt.  Most students wear a Gi (martial arts uniform) - this is the best choice to train in (and if you want to gain your belts, you'll need a Gi to wear your belt around).

Do NOT wear any of the following: tank tops, low cut tops, see-through tops, skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, chinos, belt buckles, jewellery or make-up. These are not appropriate or safe (in some cases), for our class.

We train in bare feet, so trimmed finger & toe-nails are advisable for the comfort of all students! (If you have issues with training in bare feet - speak to our staff before the class).

Please bring your own bottle of water.  The children train hard and it is very thirsty work!

Cost is just £3.00 per child each week.

We are unable to book new children onto this activity without them first attending an assessment meeting.  We do this at the Family Fun Sessions which are held once a month (please see separate listing here: Family Fun Session for details).  This allows the child to meet some staff, see the venue and assess whether we are able to meet your child's needs. 

Attending the Family Fun sessions with parents present, prior to attending this activity, is the best way to ensure your child has the most success possible within our Martial arts sessions.

If your child has not had an assessment meeting to attend Martial Arts, we are not able to accept your child onto this event.  This is in the best interests and safety of all children, ensures we can meet every child's needs and makes sure we have enough staff to manage every session. 

Our events are open to all affected by ASD or associated conditions (eg. Dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, Anxiety, PDA, ADHD etc)

Website:
ASD Family Help
Provider:
ASD Family Help

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachael Chandler
Contact Position
Project Manager - Children and families activities
Telephone
07542766953
Email
rachael@asdfamilyhelp.org
Contact Us
Contact Us Form
Social Media

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Monday 6 - 7pm - Term Time Only, excluding Bank Holidays

Costs and Fee Information

Cost(s)
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.00 After School Club
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
No
Funding Notes

ASD Family Help provide this session using funding provided by Children in Need.

 

How is the service funded
Voluntary/Charitable

Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities
Premises near a train station
Wheelchair access
Premises on a bus route
Toilets
Car Parking
Accessible parking
Easy Access for Prams and Buggies
Autism friendly
Accessible toilet
Free Parking
Disabled-friendly

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
5 - 18 years
Eligibility Criteria

For children (aged 5 – 18) with ASD or any other learning difficulty.

No diagnosis required, all welcome

Children must be able to access this activity on an adult to child ratio of 1:8. 

Siblings are welcome to join this event - the same criteria regarding age and ability to access this activity applies.

Booking / Registration Required
Yes
Booking and Registration Notes

Booking is absolutely essential.

Please email Rachael@asdfamilyhelp.org for booking.

We will not book new children onto this activity without them first attending an assessment meeting.  We do this at the Family Fun Sessions which are held once a month (please see separate listing here: Family Fun Session for details).  This allows the child to meet some staff and assess whether we are able to meet your child's needs.

If your child has not had an assessment meeting to attend Martial arts, we are not able to accept your child onto this event.  This is in the best interests and safety of all children, ensures we can meet every child's needs and makes sure we have enough staff to manage every session. 

Waiting List
There is a waiting list for this activity of approximately 8 weeks

Referral

Referral required
No

Provision For

Supporting people with
Children with Additional Needs
Behavioural
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Social Needs

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
1135718
Accreditation

All staff and volunteers at sessions receive in-house training from ASD Family Help regarding autism awareness and safeguarding.

All staff and volunteers at sessions have enhanced DBS checks.

ASD Family Help holds its own public liability insurance.

At activities where staff are solely responsible for children, at least one member of staff will hold a paediatric first aid certificate.

Our Martial Arts sessions are run by a qualified Taijutsu instructor togtether with ASD staff/volunteers.  The instructor has appropriate public liability insurance, enhanced DBS check, first aid certification and safeguarding training (in addition to attending our ASD Family Help internal training).

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Rachael Chandler
Position
Project Manager - Children and Families Activities
How to make a compliment, complaint and comment

If your complaint is regarding any children's activity or our family fun session, please email Rachael@asdfamilyhelp.org

You may also email Cathy@asdfamilyhelp.org.uk 

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

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Data last checked: 02/06/2019
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