“Such lovely ladies. They have helped me and my son in more ways that one. They go above and beyond and my son loves going to the sessions. They are always there for us”.
After School Clubs
Girls & Boys Autism Groups
Coming September 2023
Across Shirley and Solihull
With a massive thank you to All Age Autism, we have been given the funding to run some amazing autism groups over the next 9 months!
- Is to connect and help support autistic girls and boys in making new friends
- Inspire girls and boys with experiencing new hobbies and support their needs throughout a course of fun and exciting weekly projects
- Support the children and family in directing them to other services where they can develop on their skills
- Increase confidence and self belief
- To practice better wellbeing and how the boys and girls can embed them into their daily routine
- Have fun!
Who are our groups for?
Our groups are open to autistic boys and girls in the Solihull and surrounding area aged 6-14. (Teen group coming soon!) Your child may have a diagnosis – or be awaiting an assessment.
Where and when?
Who is providing sessions?
Our sessions are run by a small team of Wellbeing co-ordinators and our Autism project co-ordinator.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to these groups – they are FREE to attend!
How to express an interest?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions about the course.
We offer children a safe and secure place to have fun and relax whilst also building resilience in a group setting. The sessions are undertaken by trained professionals from within the teaching, mental health and social care sector.
Each session begins with a relaxed but stimulating sensory activity such as:
- Slime making
- Designing a worry monster
- Fidget spinner designs
- Making Play -Doh
- Magical potion making
The children are then set fun activities which are often fiddly and require skills such as problem solving and debating, as well as working alone or as part of a team. Some tasks may require lots of energy or the ability to be calm and self-soothe.
These then give us a window in to a child’s natural ability to solve problems and express emotions. We then work with those children to explore their emotional intelligence further, in order to create curiousness as individuals and as a team.
We work together as a collective to support the development of those ‘Eureka’ moments, harness understanding of the self and each other and provide effective strategies to support each child moving forward.
For full details please contact us!
Carried out by our professionally trained team of counsellors and psychotherapists, these immersive sessions taken place in a space that feels secure to a child and at a time that works for them.
These 1:1 sessions are available to children who have already accessed the small group support and are in need of further intervention but are unable to access it in a timely manner from other services.
Planting our Cress pots during our sensory session