CLUBS

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

We cater for young people aged between 9 and 30 who have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition and are typically of mainstream ability, but need support to succeed in social situations. If you are interested in applying for a place at one of our clubs contact ruth@theautismgroup.org.uk   or complete a registration form.

Waiting lists may be in operation for any of our clubs. 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 Clubs

What are they?
GAP Clubs offer a blend of activities based around what the young people tell us they enjoy, including Gaming, Art and Pokémon.  These clubs are for children aged 9 to 13 and suitable for those of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Central Maidenhead. Groups meet once every four weeks on a Saturday morning.

The waiting list is currently closed to new applicants.

What does it cost? £32.50 per quarter

Our club workers are DBS checked, experienced and trained in autism. Places are limited  and subject to our application process.

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

 

Fusion Clubs

What is it?
Combining many activities popular with young people on the autism spectrum, these clubs are for those who enjoy off-line console gaming, table-top role playing games, creative activities like Lego, board games and more. Suitable for those aged 14 to 25 and of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Run in central Maidenhead every fourth Saturday. Both morning and afternoon groups.

What does it cost? £32.50 per quarter.

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 Clubs

What are they?
The Arts and Crafts Clubs are for anyone on the autism spectrum aged 14 to 25 who would enjoy a varied programme of art and craft activities and want to meet like-minded young people. Suitable for beginners to talented artists of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding .

Where and when?
Central Maidenhead, Berkshire. Every fourth Saturday afternoon.

What does it cost?
£48.75 per quarter  -includes 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 Clubs

What are they?
These friendly clubs offer the chance for young people on the autism spectrum to play a wide range of off-line console games with other like-minded peers. Suitable for those aged 16 to 25 who are of mainstream ability, but who need support in their social understanding.

Where and when?
Central Maidenhead, Berkshire, every fourth Saturday afternoon.

What does it cost? £32.50 per quarter

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

Virtual Roleplaying Games Club

What is it?
This on-line only club is for adult fans of Tabletop Roleplaying Games. For beginners or experienced players, be part of a team exploring imaginary worlds together. All game resources provided. Maximum age 30 years. 

Where and when?
The Club meets on-line on alternate Wednesday evenings

What does it cost?
£52 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. Applicants must be local to Berks/Bucks area.

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

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Parents comments

“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”

“Gives my son a chance to be himself. He doesn’t have to fit in, the club fits around him”

Club members comments

“ I felt included and chilled.”

“I liked colouring and learning more about Pokemon.”

“499/500”

“They get me Mum, they are so nice, I don’t have to worry”