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The Yard Youth Clubs

We delivered The Yards Youth Clubs  which are three youth clubs for disabled teenagers between 14-18 yrs.

The clubs meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours 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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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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Au-some Animators

Au-some Animators is a small group of young autistic people age 13-18 in Midlothian who meet every Friday night in a local library. The club offers a regular social life for young people who enjoy animation.

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The Saturday Adventure Team provided opportunities for autistic children to get together in a safe and supported environment to have fun, make friends, explore and expand their horizons.

The regular six hour sessions give parents and carers valuable time to do other things at the weekend.

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We provided fun activities during school holidays benefiting children with disabilities with a stimulating environment while carers get peer support or a total break from their caring role.

This helped provide respite to working/stressed parents enabling children to be involved in their community.

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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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Play-Sense Pre-school Play Group

Play-Sense is for parent/carers with pre-school children with disabilities. Group meets weekly in a safe, stimulating environment.

Parents & children benefit from increased communication through play. Parents get a break from their caring role in the company of peers who share their experiences.

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Go Together

Quarriers delivered short breaks to 19 carers and 7 children with disabilities from Aberdeenshire. Three group activity sessions and a weekend residential retreat enabled carers and young people to learn, have fun, try new things, improve their wellbeing and enjoy a break from their normal routine.

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Oban, Lorn and Isles Parent Carers Time for Me

A monthly peer support group for parent carers and their children held in a local soft play facility,creating friendships and support alongside a menu of flexible respite activities for parents and children including group outings and time out for parent carers.

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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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