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NAS Sutton Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

Activities for Children & Young People

 

PLEASE NOTE: Organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Sutton Branch or the NAS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for yourself or your child / young person is appropriate to their needs and that the provider is a fit and proper person to deliver such services.

 

If you would like to add information to this list please email us at sutton@nas.org.uk

 

ABA Saturday Kids Club run by Focus Surrey

 

The club aims to introduce the principles of ABA to those children not yet on their own programmes, as well as being an extra resource for those already familiar to ABA. Children will be taught social and play skills, and work on specific individual targets determined by ABA professionals (see below) in consultation with parents. The club aims to be nurturing, fun and child-centred, and is open to children aged from two to 12 years. Our first term will run from October to December, with the club running from 10am to 2pm.

The club will also be a place where parents can meet other parents in similar postitions and listen to talks from guest speakers on related subjects. Please note that parents must stay on-site for the duration of the club and give their child a packed lunch during the 30-minute break. There is free wifi available plus tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults.

 

For more info email focussurrey@hotmail.com

 

Active Autism Football: Fulham Football Club Foundation run weekly football sessions for children and teenagers with autism.  Sessions take place at St Joseph's school, Kingston Upon Thames.  For more info contact Ashley Gumbrell at agumbrell@fulhamfc.com

 

ICount Card  http://www.i-count.org  Tel: 02087704835  Email: icountregisters@sutton.gov.uk 

The ICount Register is held by the Sutton Local Authority and used to identify needs and plan services. The ICount card can be used as proof of disability and enables easy access to concessions and fast-tracking. The ICount Register criteria are different from the criteria for an EHCP - see website for details.

 

InterAKtive  http://www.interaktive.org.uk  Tel 07876 762178  Email: info@interaktive.org.uk 

interAKtive is a Surrey based parent-led charity for families who have a child on the autism spectrum, or a child with a similar communication difficulty. They help local children and their families to access support and leisure opportunities through activity events, family fun days, an ASD specialist play-scheme in the Easter and summer holidays and member coffee mornings.  Most activities are EXCLUSIVE to Interaktive members and are available to siblings also so that families can take part in activities together.  Examples of activities include exclusive swim sessions at the Guildford Spectrum, climbing at White Spider Climbing centre, exclusive afternoon at Bocketts Farm, cake decorating workshops, trampolining, horse riding and much more! All events are subsidised by the charity to ensure events are affordable for members.

 

Jigsaw 4 U Children Participation Service www.jigsaw4u.org.uk  Tel: 0208 6871384

Targeted participation service for disabled children and young people, funded by London Borough of Sutton. We run groups for 11-25 year olds, but outreach consultations are offered to organisations working with disabled children and young people of all ages and disabilities. We listen to the voice of disabled young people, help them to have their voices heard by others and get them involved in creating change for young people.

 

Portage Run Play Date play sessions for disabled children aged 0-5  Tel: 02084103472

Fantastic play sessions for disabled children and their siblings under the age of 5 run by Portage during school term time and over the Easter and Summer holidays.  Very inclusive play group and warm welcome guaranteed! Contact the team for more information.

 

Short Breaks Info contact Access Point Tel: 02087704690 Email: accesspoint@sutton.gov.uk

Short Breaks are designed to support disabled children, young people and their families allowing children to experience new relationships, environments and positive activities whilst giving families a break from their caring role. They are preventative services that form part of the support received by disabled children. There are a wide range of services to support families in bringing up disabled children and to help them achieve good outcomes for those children that reach the threshold of disability.  Applications for short breaks can be accessed by a CAF assessment (Common Assessment Framework) and Request for Service completed by a relevant professional. This is usually someone who knows your child well and is already working with them e.g. a portage worker, school nurse, health visitor or class teacher. Where the disability and/or family situation is complex a social worker may undertake a child and family assessment.

There is a range of short breaks, which you may be able to access depending on the needs and aspirations of your child.

 

Girls Group in Sutton/Merton South West London Girls Connect

 

Following demand identified in the recent survey we issued, we are pleased to announce that a new group for girls with social communication  difficulties, ASD, EBD and ADHD is being established on Monday nights in the Sutton/Merton area. The Girls Group will consist of two, hour long sessions for girls aged between 6 to 10 and 11 to 16 years of age. Sessions offer a positive environment where girls can form and maintain friendships in a safe and welcoming group whilst they explore new activities, learn social and play skills, and make friends.

 

Where: Sutton Life Centre, 24 Alcorn Close, Sutton SM3 9PX

When:  Monday evenings during term times  

5.15pm – 6.15pm – 6 – 10 years old

6.30pm – 7.30pm – 11 – 16 years old

 

The groups capacity would initially be a maximum of eight children per group with a view to expansion depending on the needs and abilities of the group members. It is envisaged that sessions would begin from Monday 19th September 2016.

Workshops will be led by Cassie Yates and Hazel East from Knots Arts. Both Cassie and Hazel have over five years experience of running creative and engaging sessions in East Sheen, specifically for children and young people with social communication difficulties. They will be supported by a team of at least two Volunteer Practitioners.

Sessions will costs £10 per session, £100 for a ten week term. Bursary places are available.

If you would like to register your daughter for the workshops, or if you have any questions, please email Hazel or Cassie at hello@knotsarts.com

 

Springboard Project www.springboardproject.com/smile Tel: 01403 218888

Peer mentoring support group for local disabled young people aged 12-18 years. Activity sessions are run by local Co-ordinators who plan and implement fun activity sessions that allow the young people to socialise, develop life skills and prepare for an independent adulthood.

 

Sutton Eagles Special Needs Football Club www.suttoneaglesfc.co.uk  Tel: 020 8669 6797

We provide football training and tournament opportunities for children and young people aged 5-16yrs with a wide variety of special needs. The club targets players with special needs who would otherwise be unable to access football within a mainstream environment. The club aims to develop social and physical skills through football, and in doing so improves confidence and self-esteem and provides the opportunity to play in tournaments.

 

Sutton Family Information Service Tel: 02087706000  Email: familyinfo@sutton.gov.uk

Provide free information, advice and guidance on childcare, early education, activities and services for children and young people aged between 0-19 (or 25 if the young person has an additional need) in the London Borough of Sutton.

 

They hold the only childcare database in the borough which contains comprehensive information about Ofsted-registered childcare (the Family Service Directory). By searching the directory, you can locate registered childminders, day nurseries, preschools, breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday schemes in your area. You can also find local leisure activities and other types of family support.  

 

Sutton Mencap  https://suttonmencapblog.wordpress.com 

Sutton Mencap run a group which offers social opportunities for 12-18 year olds with high functioning ASD.  Phoenix Rangers is run in the Wallington area every Thursday at 4.30pm during term times.  For more information and to book a place please contact Olivia Griffin on 0208 647 8600 or email olivia@suttonmencap.org.uk

 

Sutton Parents Forum http://suttonparentsforum.org.uk Email: info@suttonparentsforum.org.uk

Sutton Parents Forum co-ordinate a number of sports activities and disability sessions during school holidays.  To find out about these sessions and to go on to their mailing list email them using the link above.

 

Sutton Youth http://www.suttonyouth.org 

 

YMCA Disability Football Team Tel Hayley 07587 034278 Email: hayleyturner@ymcalsw.org

An opportunity for 11+ year olds to join local teams, play in matches and represent your side in tournaments. It's free!  Just turn up ready to play. Run in association with Fulham FC Foundation and Kew Park Rangers FC.

 

15th Wallington Scouts  Tel: 020 8661 7532

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for young people (boys and girls) with additional needs, taking part in adventurous activities, nights away and other activities including games, craft, cooking. Beavers: 6-8 year olds Cubs: 8-10 year olds Scouts 10-14 year olds