The Autism Group - Clubs 9 to 25 years

Our Special Interest Clubs are built around topics that young people told us they enjoy. You can find clubs offering Console Gaming, Arts and Crafts, Pokémon, Lego and  more. Run by experienced and DBS checked staff and volunteers, sessions run on Saturdays throughout the year in the Maidenhead area.

We cater for young people aged between 9 and 25 who have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition and are typically of mainstream ability, but need support to succeed in social situations.

Our Clubs are currently operating virtually. If you are interested in applying for a place at one of our clubs contact ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk   or complete a registration form. Once a place is available we like to work closely with parents before the young person starts at a club in order to fully understand any support needs, and help reduce anxiety for participants. All places are offered subject to this approval process.

Who to contact

Name
Ruth Barlow
Position
Special Interest group Co-ordinator
Telephone
07454 375071
Email
ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk
Website
The Autism Group 

Where to go

Name
Braywick Heath Nurseries
Address
41
Braywick Rd
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 1DX
Notes

We are currently running groups virtually.  When we are able to meet in person we run from a variety of venues in the Maidenhead area

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
We run sessions every Saturday, different groups at different times
Session Information
(currently running virtually)

Costs

Cost(s)
7.50 Per session
Other Costs

First session free then £7.50 per session payable termly, in advance

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

The Autism Group offer special interest groups for young people aged 9 to 25 who are on the autism spectrum.

Many young people on the spectrum have special interests which they would like to share with others, but lack the social skills or confidence needed to do so. We can offer opportunities to help make those connections in a structured and understanding environment.

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk
Links
The Autism Group website
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

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Is your service accessible?

Different venues have different access.  Not all sites are fully accessible but we will endeavour to find a group to meet the needs of the young person.  All our sessions are run in an Autism-friendly manner.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service?

Must have a diagnosis of a disorder on the autism spectrum. Intended for young people of mainstream ability.

How are referrals/applications made to your service?

Self referral. Interested applicants are asked to complete an application form at a home visit to understand support needs and reduce anxiety about trying a new activity. This group is intended for young people of mainstream ability but we may be able to support more complex needs.

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?

Emails are usually answered within 3 days. Time taken to access activity will depend on availability of space and appropriate support.

Funding
Voluntary/Charitable
Charges
Yes
Details of charges

£7.50 per session. No refunds for non-attendance. This is a price already subsidised by our fundraising activities.

We have a small fund to subsidise travel to our groups, and attendance if needed.

Feedback and complaints procedure

In the first instance contact Tricia Kempton on tricia@theautismgroup.org.uk We have a complaints policy.

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

We have a safeguarding policy. Conduct regular safeguarding training for new and existing staff and volunteers . All workers have to have a current DBS check. Our risk assessments are kept under regular review.

Last Updated
24/02/2021

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Address: 41,  Braywick Rd,  Maidenhead,  Berkshire

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