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The Game On Project supported people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder into suitable sport and leisure activities across East Ayrshire. It was delivered from the National Autistic Society’s East Ayrshire One Stop Shop.

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The group developed from a Parent Support Group delivered by CLaD, providing learning opportunities and support for parents (carers) of children who attend ASN and mainstream schools in the Motherwell locality.

The group is open to parents of children with additional support needs who attend school or reside in this area.

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Social & Emotional Support to Deaf Children and their Families

West Scotland Deaf Children’s Society provides social and emotional support to deaf children and their families.

Better breaks funding enabled us to offer many opportunities for our young people to meet and mix with an age appropriate peer group at our Saturday Sign Activity Club, a youth group and in partnership with St Roch’s Secondary School an after school club.

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Break Aways

Break Aways are used as a positive alternative to traditional residential respite.

A Break Away gives you the opportunity to enjoy a short break away from home while receiving the correct support. On your Break Away we will support you to develop skills to enhance your independence.

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PLUS provided a bespoke respite service to families and carers with a disabled child living in Forth Valley area.

PLUS Short Breaks put parents and carers in the driving seat when it came to choosing where, when, how and by whom the respite breaks are provided.

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The Animar project has been supporting young people aged 12-18 years with additional support needs 3 Saturdays a month.

We are aiming to assist our young people to become more independent and become an active responsible respected adult as part of their local community.  We are doing this by developing social skills and consulting our group for a programme of activities within the community.

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We are a parent/carer led social support group for children with disabilities and their families.  We organise social events such as Halloween party’s, Christmas outings and play-scheme trips.

We also have a caravan in Ayr for our members to use, and hold monthly support meetings for parents & carers.

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Blazing Saddles

FABB Scotland’s Cycling Project, Blazing Saddles, has changed lives in varied and positive ways from regions as far apart as Angus and West Lothian.

All of this has provided respite care for parents and carers. From trikes to tandems families are cycling out together and experiencing the outdoors in a way that is improving everyone’s health and well-being.

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TEENS+ Short Breaks

TEENS+ short breaks scheme started in 2012, for students associated with the TEENS+ programme and prospective students.

We provide fun, age-appropriate short breaks of 4 – 6 hours with an emphasis on developing independence to help young people with severe and complex learning difficulties make the transition to adulthood. We help parents to use this time to have fun too.

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Renfrewshire Carers Centre facilitated a Respite Voucher Scheme for Carers.  This was based on an assessment of needs to purchase suitable Respite from Carer Inspectorate Providers who had agreed to be part of the Respite Voucher Scheme.

This provided additional flexible respite services that enabled Carers to directly access personalised respite most suitable to their family needs.

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