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The Autism Group - The GAP Club -Saturday morning club for age 9 to age 13

Service has Local Offer

Open to children aged 9 to 13 years, who want to meet other fans of Gaming, Arts and Pokemon.

The Autism Group runs three successful separate clubs on a Saturday afternoon for secondary school age young people, and up to 25, focussed on each of these special interests.

This club is for slightly younger children from 9 yrs and goes up to age 13, so they can meet like minded others and build friendships. Our clubs are aimed at young people of mainstream ability but who need support in their social understanding.

A choice of planned activities focussed on all three interests is provided each session based on what the young people tell us they want.

Our Club workers are DBS checked and experienced and trained in autism.

Our clubs are very popular and places are limited. We are happy to put children who are 8 on our waiting list.

Who to contact

Ruth Barlow
Special Interest Group Co-ordinator
07454 375071
The Autism Group

Where to go

Harmony Education Centre
4 Cordwallis Street

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

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
7.50 Per session


Other notes

Our groups are intended for children and young people on the autism spectrum of mainstream ability, but we may be able to support individuals with more complex needs.

Local Offer


The Autism Group offers several special interest groups for young people on the autism spectrum from ages 9 to 25.

The GAP clubs focus on gaming, art and pokemon activities for age 9 to 13 aiming to provide fun activities in an understanding environment, encouraging social understanding and building confidence. Intended for children of mainstream ability.

Children aged 8 and/or waiting for an autism assessment may go onto our waiting list.

Contact Name
Ruth Barlow
Contact Telephone
07454 375071
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)

Extended Local Offer Response

Is your service accessible?

Access to the first floor is via a short flight of stairs with handrail. There is no lift.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service?

Must have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

How are referrals/applications made to your service?

Self referral. Application form and home visit prior to starting.

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?

3 working days





Details of charges

£7.50 per session. This is a subsidised price so further reductions would only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Feedback and complaints procedure

Please see our website for policies and proceedures.

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

All our staff and volunteers are DBS checked and receive regular safeguarding training. We have safeguarding and whistleblowing policies. Our activities are risk assessed. Staff are first aid trained. Staff are experienced in working with young people on the autism spectrum. Staff and volunteers are DBS checked and have regular safeguarding training.

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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