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Description of Service
Support for families affected by autism. Services include parent support groups, training, ASD social clubs, sibling support, specialist toddler group, advice and guidance for parents.
Our holiday short break sessions are for young people with a diagnosis of Autism and split into three age ranges: 3-7 Holiday Club, 8-11 Holiday Cub and 12-17 Chill Club. Activities include arts and crafts, visiting the animals, Wii/computers, cooking and games.
Thursday Morning Links
'Links' meet each Thursday during term time in our Day Centre between 10.00am - 12 noon. Are parents and carers are welcome, and crèche facilities are available. The weekly programme is varied, with interesting speakers, workshops and an opportunity for an informal chat. The meeting also includes light refreshments on the first Thursday of every month.
Wednesday Evening Links
We also run a Wednesday evening Links group, for those who are unavailable throughout the working day. These meetings are run monthly during term time between 6.00pm - 7.30pm and is open to all parents and carers of children with an ASD diagnosis, or those who are going through the diagnostic process.
Our Sibz group caters for siblings of children with an Autism diagnosis and is suitable for young people aged between 8-16. They enjoy outings, activity evenings, and occasional educational sessions which help the young people understand more about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sibz also have the opportunity to attend an overnight residential trip and occasional day trips during the school holidays.
Daisy Chain runs a number of social clubs and youth groups for young people aged from 5-17. The sessions are structured and provide opportunities for interactions and friendships between young people. Places are allocated to the young person for the club most suitable for them, based on the information provided to us in their Care Plan. These groups are available to all young people with a diagnosis of Autism.
Our special needs Toddler Group is available to children with any additional need under the age of 5, and their parents and carers. The group aims to bring families in similar situations together, allowing them to share experiences and interact whilst the children can have fun in the soft paly area and enclosed outdoor area.
Types of Service Provided
Client Groups Served
Age Ranges Served
Is there a cost for this service?
Contact our Care Team for details of costs and possible funding available.
Monday to Friday - call 01642 531248 for exact opening times.
Various dates throughout the school holidays.
Physical Environment Accessibility
Are your premises accessible?
Further details about your premises' accessibility
The building is wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilets on each floor.
There is a sensory room.
Could you provide a BSL interpreter?
You you cater for religious/cultural needs?
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Vegetarian options are available.
Is a referral required to access your service?
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Parents can self refer. Child must have or be undergoing a diagnosis of ASD.