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The Autism Group - Arts and crafts club for young people aged 14 - 25 (Maidenhead)

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Updated: 27/11/2020


Our club is aimed at young people aged 14-25 on the autism spectrum and typically of mainstream ability, we welcome beginners and talented artists.

The young people who attend shape the programme of different art media and crafts activities that we  offer.

Each session has the same core activities to provide structure and predictability to include for example:

  • Colouring from a range of topics - Nature, anime, Marvel characters
  • Drawing - practising familiar pictures
  • Paper Craft
  • Plus a session specific art or craft activity e.g. bead work

We  have a variety of experienced staff and support workers at the clubs who are all DBS checked.

The Autism Group
The Autism Group

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Position
Club Co-ordinator
07454 375071
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Where to go

Harmony Education Centre
First floor 4 Cordwallis Street

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Every fortnight on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm.

There are two groups:

  • Club 1
  • Club 2

Current dates are available from our website. The clubs will not operate over the Christmas period.

Costs and Fee Information

Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.50 Per Session
Is there any help with funding
Funding Notes

This is a subsidised activity and therefore further discounts are only available in exceptional circumstances.

How is the service funded

Facilities and Accessibility

Premises near a train station
Premises on a bus route
Autism friendly
Free Parking

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
14 - 25 year olds
Eligibility Criteria

A diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or social communication disorder following an assessment for autism.

Booking / Registration Required
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.

Places are limited to ensure an autism friendly environment.

Waiting List
This club is full however do please contact us to be put on the waiting list


Referral required
Who can refer
Self Referral
Referral notes

We will respond to enquiries as quickly as we can, but allocation of a place will vary depending on when a place is available.

Provision For

Supporting people with
Autism Spectrum Conditions

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
Quality Assurance

Our support staff are experienced in autism and supporting young people. They have DBS clearance and abide by The Autism Groups' confidentiality, safeguarding, health and safety and data protection policies. We undertake annual safeguarding training for all our staff and volunteers.

Compliments, complaints and comments

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

Full details of our complaints proceedure is available from Tricia Kempton or Becky Peates and on our 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
Data last checked: 27/11/2020
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