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, Pokemon, 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.

Because of COVID 19, we are not able to hold our clubs in the same way but our club leaders are working hard to ensure that the young people that attend can still enjoy their special interests with a range of virtual experiences to keep them connected during the lock down. These include Console gaming competitions, role playing games, art projects, Minecraft and more are all on offer to our club members.  For more details contact clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk

Once we are able to operate our clubs again we will be accepting applications. When that happens 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.

You can find our Special Interest Clubs at:

  • Harmony Education Centre, 4 Cordwallis Street, Maidenhead, SL6 7BE
  • Berkshire College of Agriculture, Burchetts Green. SL6 6QR
  • Braywick Heath Nurseries, Braywick Road, Maidenhead. SL6 1DX

Our Clubs are:


 

Here’s what some of our club members and their parents have to say about our Clubs..

Club members’ comments

“ I felt included and chilled.”

“I liked colouring and learning more about Pokemon.”

“499/500”

“9/9 I enjoyed it”.

Parent comments

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

“He always comes out smiling and happy with lots to talk about”

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

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


For more information

Contact us on 07454 375071
Email Ruth at clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk

With Thanks to our sponsors The Louis Baylis Trust, Berkshire Community Foundation and MCKS Charitable Foundation.

Thanks to our funders we are also able to consider requests for  free or subsidised places to families experiencing hardship.