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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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Cafe Holiday Club

We delivered Cafe Holiday Club providing fun, short break recreational activities for disabled children / young people, promoting social integration & healthy lives through play, sport, dance & drama in an environment of respect and the promotion of positive behaviours throughout the annual school holidays

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Support For All

Our project was Support For All. We had planned to offer Friday and Saturday sessions at our centre for all our registered families. However, due to COVID we had to change our plans and offer activities to our families in the community.

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We provided respite support to help vulnerable families impacted by significant childhood disabilities/multiple additional support needs better cope with both the existing challenges faced as well as those made worse or created by the pandemic, improving their overall wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life

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We delivered an adapted programme of digital activities, outdoor education/play, themed workshops, and more for Cared-for children/Young People with disabilities, which helped improve the wellbeing, resilience, and quality of life of children with disabilities and their Carers.

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Learning Disabilities Befriending Project

We provided 1:1 and group befriending for 75 children and young people with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.

Our members and volunteers developed their friendships through a variety of activities, and Carers had short breaks knowing their children were enjoying themselves safely.

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BANG Activity Workshops

We delivered BANG Activity Workshop aimed at Families who are raising a child/ young person with Additional Support Needs.

A series of interactive workshops for Additional Support Needs families including a youth filmmaking activity, family outdoor Muddy Club and online music sessions.

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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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Au-some Animators

We delivered Au-some Animators a Friday evening club for young people aged 13-18 with autism, giving their parents two hours of regular short breaks from caring a week.

Taking place in the Artlink studio in Mayfield, Midlothian this club supports autistic school aged young people to socialise around their interests.

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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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