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Adult Social Groups!

Aylesbury Evening

Adult Social Group, where you can meet others with autism in a safe environment.

  • Sit and listen.
  • Play Board games
  • Make suggestions on what you want from the group

Where
Aylesbury Quakers Meeting House 9 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, HP20 2RT.

When
6:30Pm to 9Pm
Come for as long as you are comfortable.

  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Wednesday  26th June 2019
  • Wednesday 24th July 2019
  • Wednesday 28th August 2019
  • Wednesday 25th September 2019
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019
  • Wednesday 27th November 2019

Information

For more details email autismbucks18@gmail.com

High Wycombe Day

Adult Social Group, where you can meet others with autism in a safe environment.

  • Just sit and listen.
  • Play Board games
  • Make suggestions on what you want from the group

Where
High Wycombe Quakers Meeting House, 25 London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ.

When
11am to 1pm
Come for as long as you feel comfortable.

  • Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Wednesday 10th July 2019
  • Wednesday 14th August 2019
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Wednesday 9th October 2019
  • Wednesday 13th November 2019
  • Wednesday 11th December 2019

Information
For more details email autismbucks18@gmail.com

 

 

Job Opportunity!

Personal Development Practitioner

My World is seeking honest, genuine people to join our team of professionals supporting adults throughout the Autistic Spectrum with their lives.
We provide a therapeutic environment to support fulfilling lives and are committed to improving social, emotional and behavioural outcomes for the people we support.

Our ethos is based on a humanistic approach which incorporates self-awareness, active listening, and self-directed learning.

Salary up to £17,640- £20,424 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Up to 35 hours a week, would consider part time for the right applicant.
Based in Benson near Wallingford, South Oxfordshire, with community work across Oxfordshire

The main role is to help & support our clients with their daily lives and chosen programmes. This can include:

  • Achieving greater independence
  • Friendship, social, emotional and personal development
  • Daily living skills
  • Activities such as sports, leisure pursuits and shopping
  • Attending college and going to work.
  • Being someone just to talk to: helping the clients feel listened to, respected and understood.
  • To deliver outreach support, in a person’s home, to clients with Aspergers syndrome and High functioning autism who may need emotional support and additional assistance with managing social anxiety, mental health and other related conditions.

Experience & qualifications are desirable though not essential, as full training, including shadowing of current staff can be provided. We value experience, personality and the ability to work well with people above qualifications.
Requirements:

  • A good understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.
  • Non-judgemental, sensitive, empathetic, active listener who shares the same humanistic ethos.
  • Passionate about people – Someone who genuinely cares about people as people, and wants to help improve others’ lives.
  • Ability to work well on your own and use your own initiative to find creative solutions and solve problems.
  • Responding to the emotional needs of clients
  • Empathetic guidance during challenging behaviour
  • A full UK driving licence is essential, as this post requires travel to-and-from activities and the transport of clients.
  • Situations can sometimes become difficult and challenging, you’ll need to be a sensitive communicator who has a good understanding of how to meet complex needs related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and learning disabilities, and the ability to learn new skills.

If you think that you could bring something to our team then apply now!

Email us your details to myworldautism@gmail.com and we’ll send you an application form. Any queries please contact Claire on 07763845852

 

 

Volunteer For Us !

Opportunity for volunteers at our two adult groups. Join us to welcome adults to the group and help with social interaction.

This is an opportunity to learn about Autism from the experts, the people living with the condition, An interest in Autism would be helpful, you need to be understanding and empathetic.

Please email us if you are interested!

 

 

Saturday Club for Teens

Aylesbury NAS (National Autistic Society) hold a Saturday club for teenagers. Contact for more details. Email: aylesburyvale@nas.org.uk

 

Local offer– tells you about what is happening locally for 0-25years olds.                                              www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/localoffer                                            Phone: 01296383065

 

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services

Halton Tennis Club

Inclusive support for people playing tennis, gym and fitness classes. See website for details http://www.haltontennis.co.uk

 

Thomley Hall Cottage, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, BUCKS

Thomley is a place for people of all abilities and disabilities. Bringing disabled people, their families, carers and friends together with experienced and nurturing staff that understand their needs. This is not autism specialised but the staff here are familiar with the difficulties people on the spectrum face daily.

Funded through Individualised budgets or direct payments.

16 and above

Phone: 01844338380.                                         Website: http://www.thomleyactivitycentre.org

 

Thames Valley Adventure Playground-Taplow

For Adults OVER THE AGE OF 16. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use of equipment and crafts. Woodwork sessions available on request. Contribution – £8 per user. Sensory Room available for additional £5 per half hour. Phone: 01628 628599                                      Website: http://www.tvap.co.uk

 

Yoga

This therapeutic approach offers a step-by- step system of yoga poses designed to increase the mental and motor skills. Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques help to improve concentration.

Lyn offers free consultation for people concerning this therapy.

Please telephone or email. Lynn Patton. Aylesbury Yoga Centre 161c Cambridge Street, Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1BB

Phone: 07799 197317

email: Hello@aylesburyyogacentre.co.uk (for bookings and enquiries).

 

Cineworld Cinema Autism Friendly Screenings                                                   

http://www.dimensions-uk.org/support-services/autism-friendly-screenings

 

About the CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors; Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them.        https://www.ceacard.co.uk

 

Soundabout

Soundabout offer community music sessions which run largely from thier premises in Worminghall.  The sessions are specifically for people with learning difficulties including people with Autism.

2 Elizabeth House, Wornal Park, Road, Worminghall, HP18 9HP

Telephone: 01844 338898                                                                 website: https://www.soundabout.org.uk/

 

Chiltern Music Therapy

Chiltern Music Therapy offers a variety of services for adults, young adults and children with autism. We see people across the spectrum of the condition, including those who have recently been diagnosed, to those with Asperger’s Syndrome and anyone with a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Our approach is tailored to each individual person or group, supporting them to make changes in any areas of life where they feel they have difficulties. The main objective of our work in this area is to firstly assess and see whether Music Therapy could be of benefit to the client and then look at how best we can transfer benefits and abilities we see in the Music Therapy sessions, into everyday life.

For children: We focus on improving understanding of social situations and interactions as well as looking at cognitive and learning skills and any emotional or behavioural issues.

For Post 16: Chiltern Music Therapy are also able to offer sessions as part of the transitions services within Post 16 Buckinghamshire SEN provisions. Please do get in touch with us to find out more about this service.

For adults: We focus on assisting with learning and life skills, including difficulties with communication or social interaction to help clients take up employment, education or volunteering opportunities, as well as providing psychological support at times of particular need.

Where: We can offer one to one or group sessions at home, in the community, in supported living or at schools and colleges.

Just join in! Our Let’s Sing Group, takes place in High Wycombe at the Arts4Every1 Centre on a Wednesday evening, between 6.00-7.00.

You can self-refer or be referred by a parent, carer, GP or other healthcare or education professional.

Simply call us on 01442 780541 or e-mail: info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk  http://www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk/

 

Bag Books

Bag Books are multi sensory books which off accessible stories for those who cannot benefit from mainstream books, the stories are told interactively, through actions and emotions rather than words and pictures.

Some library staff are trained to deliver multi-sensory stories to group in libraries to organise a group bag books session contact 0845 2303232                               Email: library@bucksscc.gov.uk

 

Jigsaw Drama Group

Theatre club for people with disabilities.

Every Tuesday at 10am to 12pm and at 1pm to 3.30pm during term time at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury.

If you are interested in joining either group or facilitating, please contact Vic Gerhardi on 01296 632491 for further information.

http://www.jigsawtheatre.org.uk/events.htm

 

The Theatre Shed

The Community Theatre is a diverse group open to people of all abilities and backgrounds from ages 10 up to teens and beyond. It’s about having a wider range of ages working together and is particularly suited to young adults who may yet to have any experience within theatre. Workshops cover drama, movement and music and there are countless opportunities to create and perform at numerous Shed events throughout the year. The Community Theatre group meets at Chesham Youth Centre on Mondays from 18:45 to 20:00

http://www.shedatthepark.co.uk/communitygroups.html

 

Friendly Bombs

Drama group for people with moderate learning disabilities in Burnham.

The core aim of Friendly Bombs is to provide local learning disabled people with a true sense of theatre. We always work from classic texts. We produce a piece theatre from a play once it has been understood and reinvented by our group of actors

http://www.friendlybombs.co.uk/about.php

 

Horses Helping People

Therapeutic horsemanship benefits a wide range of adults and children, including those with behavioural challenges, mental health problems and learning difficulties. It helps to improve mental and physical wellbeing and social skills.

It is also beneficial for anyone looking for a new way to improve confidence and self awareness, or for a relaxing break from routine.

At Horses Helping People the focus is on building  a trusting partnership between horse and human. It’s not all about riding, although some clients may ride as part of their activities.

Horses Helping People is located near Mentmore on the Bucks/Beds borders.

01525 377688                  07815 547668               info@horseshelpingpeople.co.uk                  http://horseshelpingpeople.co.uk/

 

Horsewyse

Horsewyse is an Equine Riding and Learning Centre with a difference. A Community Interest Company (not for profit) based near Long Crendon, on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Providing horse riding lessons, hacks and  polocrosse for all abilities of rider from beginner to advanced.

They also specialise in ground-based and riding activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties, such as Autistic spectrum disorders, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, low confidence, selective mutism, attachment disorders, Down’s Syndrome and epilepsy. We also run activity days/ children’s club, polocrosse horse hire and racehorse retraining.

Horsewyse CIC                                                                                                                                                                          Westfield Farm, Westfield Road                                                                                                                                                   Long Crendon, Aylesbury                                                                                                                                               Buckinghamshire                                                                                                                                                                             HP18 9EW

Please contact Neil by sending an email to horsewyse@btinternet.com             http://www.horsewyse.org.uk/

 

Dash Club

D.A.S.H (Disability – Art – Sports – Health) clubs provide organised physical activity and games for people with disabilities. Encouraging low-key physical activity and social interaction. Swimming sessions are one of the many activities and are held in Aylesbury and Buckingham.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cost: £7.50 per session or £70 for a 10-week block

Phone: 01296 585 206                                        Email: communities_team@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

 

Wednesday Club Doorways

A dance club for people with or without disabilities led by a choreographer. Classes promote activity, social interaction and fun, where attendees have the opportunity to perform at several showcases throughout the year.

When: Wednesdays 4-5pm during term time

Where: Aqua Vale Leisure Centre, Aylesbury HP20 1DX

Cost: £5.75 per session (Paid termly in advance)

Phone: 01296 585 206                                   email: communities_team@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Contact the above for further details of both activities.

 

 

Local offer- tells you about what is happening locally for 0-25years olds.            https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/localoffer                                                 Phone: 01296383065.

 

 

Innovations will be a service for adults with learning disabilities and autism covering all areas of development and key life skills. Please visit our website https://www.innovations-wow.com 

 

Bucks disability cricket team: http://www.bbo.cricket/page/disability-cricket/super-8-cricket/super-8-cricket-14731/

 

Autistic Adult Group in London: http://www.imaa.org.uk/p/about-imaa.html?m=1 

 

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