CLUBS

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.

Gap Club

What is it?
Until we can meet in person we offer  a virtual blend of activities based around what the young people tell us they want, including chat, quizzes and games on Zoom, Minecraft and Animal Crossing gaming. This club is for children aged 9 to 13 and suitable for those of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Currently meeting virtually.

What does it cost?
£25 per quarter, paid in advance.

Our club workers are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism. Places are limited  and subject to our application process – click here for registration form. Children aged 8 can be added to the waiting list for a place at the club.

For more information contact Ruth at ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk or call 07454 375071

With thanks to these organisations for their support

 Fusion Club

What is it?
Currently meeting virtually, this club is for those who enjoy role play, multi player battles and a chance to chill chat on line with other gamers. Suitable for those of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Currently meeting virtually every other Saturday afternoon.

What does it cost?
£25/£50 per quarter paid in advance for 13/26 sessions per year.

Our club workers are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism. Places are limited  and subject to our application process – click here for registration form. Children aged  13 can be added to the waiting list for a place at the club.

For more information contact Ruth at ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk or call 07454 375071

Arts and Crafts Club

What is it?
While we are unable to meet in person, this Club is for everyone from beginners to talented artists aged 14 to 25 who will enjoy a varied programme of art projects to enjoy at home and Zoom meetings for quizzes, games and shared drawings. Suitable for those of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Currently meeting virtually every other Saturday afternoon.

What does it cost?
£35/£70 per quarter paid in advance for 13/26 sessions per year, including all materials.

Our club workers are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism. Places are limited  and subject to our application process – click here for registration form. Children aged 13 can be added to the waiting list for a place at the club.

For more information contact Ruth at ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk or call 07454 375071

Console Gaming Club

What is it?
Usually a get together but for now a virtual console gaming club for those who enjoy multi player battles, role play and a chance to chill chat on line with other gamers. Strictly 16+ Suitable for those of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding. Sessions moderated by our club workers who are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism.

Where and when?
Currently meeting virtually every other Saturday afternoon.

What does it cost?
£25/£50 per quarter paid in advance for 13/26 sessions per year

Our club workers are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism. Places are limited  and subject to our application process – click here for registration form. Children aged  15 can be added to the waiting list for a place at the club.

For more information contact Ruth at ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk or call 07454 375071

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Parents comments

“She really looks forward to GAP, it’s wonderful to have somewhere she can go and ‘be her”

“My son lives for the Fusion Club. He’s always very happy after attending”

“This is her only social activity and we have to plan just about everything around it. It’s an absolute life saver”

Club members comments

“ I felt included and chilled.”

“I liked colouring and learning more about Pokemon.”

“499/500”

“9/9 I enjoyed it”