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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football allowed young people on the autistic spectrum to come together once a week to make friends, build confidence and have fun.

The sessions took place at Pro Soccer Newton Mearns every Wednesday for young people between 6-16 years old.

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Summer Fun at REACH

Summer fun for REACH families, with a trip to Blackpool, outdoor fun at Wiston Lodge and Sensory Sessions at the Sensory Hub.

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Spectrum Summer Music

We delivered weekly group and individual remote music sessions, 3 days per week over a period of 5 weeks for autistic children and young people. A number of short videos were created and a podcast.

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We delivered our a nual Summer Programme. The children/young people and their carers enjoyed weekly trips though out the school summer holidays. Some of the places we went to were 5 sisters zoo, heads of Ayr farm park and M&Ds.

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OTW & SNAC Family Camp

We delivered a day-long online Camp in the Cloud family camp on Saturday 30th August which served 11 children living with serious illness, and 27 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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We delivered RASCALS (FUNSHINE) a school holiday programme that supports children with a Learning Disability and/or other complex support needs. It enables children to participate in a variety of exciting activities, interact with others, whilst having fun and achieving outcomes.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People & their Families

Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.

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We delivered a specialised children’s 2020 school holiday activity programme for children with a learning disability and complex needs.
The project provided children aged 4 to 18 with a fun and inclusive programme of activity throughout school holidays whilst providing carers with a break.

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Supporting Inclusive Festivals

We worked with a variety of festivals across Scotland to support them to be more inclusive of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

As people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families can feel left out, on the margins of society. They identified that festivals were a great place to enjoy meaningful time together as a family. This project supported that vision and helped festivals to be more inclusive.

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The Me To Project

The Me 2 project brought children and young people with additional needs together to take part in a range of themed activity days and short breaks which have built skills,confidence and friendships and provided a break for parents and carers.

The children and young people taking part made friends and gained skills and confidence trying new activities.

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