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Arts and crafts Club - The Autism Group

What can I expect at the Arts and Crafts Club?

Aimed at young people aged 11-25 on the autism spectrum and typically of mainstream ability, we welcome beginners and talented artists. Each 2.5 hour session costs 10.50 (includes all materials).

The young people who attend will shape the programme of different art media and crafts activities that we will offer.

Do you want to know more?

Each session will also have the same core activities to provide structure and predictability to include for example:- Colouring from a range of topics e.g. Nature, anime, Marvel characters. Drawing - practising familiar pictures and perhaps trying some different subjects too. We will offer alternative arts and crafts activity choices in addition.

Beginners and talented artists are all welcome. Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis after we have completed an application process. We will have a variety of experienced staff and support workers at the clubs to help all beginners and talented artists enjoy themselves. All our support workers are DBS checked.

Who to contact

Name
Ruth Barlow
Position
Clubs Co-ordinator
Telephone
07454 375071
Email
clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk
Website
The Autism Group

Where to go

Name
Harmony Education Centre
Address
First Floor,
4 Cordwallis Street
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 7BE
Notes

On street parking available. Within walking distance of the railway station.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.50 Per session
Details
Each 2.5 hour session costs 10.50 (includes all materials).

Availability

Referral
self-referral
Other notes

Our special interest groups are for young people on the autism spectrum typically of mainstream ability. We are able to accept applicants from any geographical area.

Local Offer

Description

The Autism Group offer special interest groups for young people aged 11 to 25 who are on the autism spectrum. 

Many young people on the spectrum have special interests which they would like to share with others, but lack the social skills needed to do so. We can offer opportunities to help make those connections in a structured and understanding environment.  

Our Arts and Crafts group welcomes artists of all levels for familiar art and craft activities led by the interests of the young people who attend.

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
clubs@theautismgroup.org.uk
Links
Autism Group Clubs
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

Extended Local Offer Response


Is your service accessible?
First floor accessible via short flight of stairs with handrail.There is no lift.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Must have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's Syndrome or social and communication disorder.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
We require an application form to be completed before a place is offered to ensure we fully understand needs. We will visit the family before the young person starts to discuss any concerns and work with the family to provide appropriate support.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
We aim to reply to enquiries within 3 working days. Start date agreed after home visit and subject to place being available.
Charges
Yes
Details of charges
Charge is £10.50 per session to include all materials and refreshments. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider a lower sessional fee.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Feedback welcome. Our complaints policy can be viewed on our website.https://www.theautismgroup.org.uk/about-us/
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
We have policies and procedures in place for safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, confidentiality. Staff and volunteers are experienced in working with individuals on the spectrum and will be DBS checked.
Last Updated
08/03/2019

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations

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