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The Teen Group

The Teen Group is a tried & tested weekly social event for young people with additional support needs aged 12-19. Sessions run throughout the school term with activity breaks during holiday periods.

Participants identify activities that meet their needs & interests, like music, drama, art & wider community

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VI Football

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided unique free football sessions for Visually Impaired young people. We created a positive social environment for both the young people and carers to have fun and/or take a break from their caring role.

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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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Reaching Further with Reach4Reality: Continuing to Extend our Reach

We delivered 1:1 and small group work with 8 autistic young people not receiving Self Directed Support, continued to provide the DofE Award scheme, delivered two of our weekend camps included family members as well as their autistic children and we ran evening and day activity sessions in a variety of outdoor activities.

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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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Play-Sense Play Group & School Holiday Project

We delivered Play-Sense for parents/carers to get a break from their caring role whilst their disabled children develop communication and motor skills. During lockdown activities were delivered remotely via a number of creative solutions ensuring ongoing support, development and connectedness.

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Short Breaks for our Children and Young People 2020-21

We provided short breaks for Carers, offering children and young people (aged 20 & under) with substantial special needs regular, planned breaks.

This allowed SNAP to provide leisure, recreational and socialisation opportunities for young people and provide valued respite to their parent carers.

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We delivered three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18yrs. The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in person or online and work with a maximum of 16 teens to help friendships form, enable positive wellbeing and give the opportunity of independence.

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We delivered a needs led programme of short break opportunities that both young people with complex additional support needs, their Carers and siblings enjoyed together.

The project supported families to; have better breaks together and develop peer support friendships with other families.

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We delivered online storytelling and arts sessions for autistic young people and their families in Greater Pollok, Glasgow. This was accompanied by mindfulness activities for parents and carers and regular delivery of arts packages.

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"How refreshing to meet other people with similar experiences and be able to talk so freely knowing they could understand your worries and concerns"

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