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Supporting Young Adults Through Change

Our project aimed supported young adults with disabilities through a personalised approach to access the community and develop life skills throughout the pandemic. Our main goal was to support our adults in rebuilding their confidence and helping them recreate the pathway to living their best lives.

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The project aimed to increase carers’ capacity to cope with their caring roles and to increase their well-being through positive, effective connections with other people and resources. This project will supported carers to remain well, which in turn hopefully helped carers to avoid crisis situations.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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A Great Day Out (Inclusive Festivals and Events)

The programme created accessible resources for festivals and events to support and include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities(PMLD)and their families across geographical areas. It reduced isolation & loneliness and supported the caring role and provided increased opportunities.

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The Aspergers Support Project (ASP) enabled children and young people to meet, interact and take part in activities with other young people with Aspergers. They built relationships, made friends, and to feel more included and were encouraged to developed coping and life skills.

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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 provided carers in the Forth Valley area the opportunity to access Macrobert Arts Centre’s cinema with the person they care for. This project promoted positive wellbeing and bonded the carer/cared for relationship through cultural activity while developing friendships and a network of carers.

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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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Young people with Asperger Syndrome came together on a fortnightly basis to meet with their peers at our premises in Stirling.

The groups discuss and plan their sessions, promoting some independence and negotiation skills. Sessions range from Lego therapy, short film creation and drama workshops.

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Disabled children and young people use their imagination to create their own musical theatre, developing skills, building confidence, making friends and having fun through the mediums of music, dance and drama.

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