Check out our Wow Board!

As parents we are all to often asked to focus on the things our children can’t do and as an organisation we often talk about the challenges our members face.

The Wow Board celebrates all those successes and wonderful achievements of the Empathy family, however large or small, and we’d love to hear your story. Click here to view the Wow Board and start sharing those successes!

Family Friendship Groups

family friendshipAll our Family Friendship Groups meet fortnightly on Saturdays

Eastern Oswestry Community Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry, SY11 2LQ
10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Telford, TF7 5QZ
10.oo am to 12.00 pm

Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms, SY7 9PS
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Click Here to find out more about what to expect at a Family Friendship Group

Events

Location When Summary Description
  25/03/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
Craven Arms Community Centre, 25/03/2017 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Family Friendship Group  
Eastern Oswestry Community Centre 01/04/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm North Family Friendship Group  
  06/04/2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Social.Sibs @ Craven Arms  
  08/04/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
Craven Arms Community Centre, 08/04/2017 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Family Friendship Group  
Eastern Oswestry Community Centre 15/04/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm North Family Friendship Group  
  18/04/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Telford  
  19/04/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Telford  
  22/04/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
Craven Arms Community Centre, 22/04/2017 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm South Family Friendship Group  
Eastern Oswestry Community Centre 29/04/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm North Family Friendship Group  
  04/05/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social.Sibs @ Craven Arms  
  06/05/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  09/05/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socail Sibs @ Telford  
  17/05/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Oswestry  
  20/05/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  01/06/2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Social.Sibs @ Craven Arms  
  03/06/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  13/06/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Telford  
  17/06/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  21/06/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Oswestry  
  01/07/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  06/07/2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Social.Sibs @ Craven Arms  
  11/07/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socail Sibs @ Telford  
  15/07/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm East Family Friendship Group  
  19/07/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Oswestry  
  03/08/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social.Sibs @ Craven Arms  
  08/08/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socail Sibs @ Telford  
  16/08/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Oswestry  

Raising the Roof and Funds !

We kick off fundraising for 2017 and celebrate the start of Autism Awareness month with a exciting night of live music, fun and body hair !!

Four fabulous local bands have generously agreed to perform for you.

Famous Last Words These Shrewsbury Lads are well know on the local circuit, treating you to live versions of all your jukebox favourites, these guys will have you dancing the night away.

See the next big thing Nadir ( remember where you saw them first 😉 ) This talented, local, young foursome will definitely be looking to “Rock” your world.

I Am Sam are eclectic, energetic and in love with playing live. Driven by a passion for music and life this  Electric Indie/Folk/Rock band will ensure the evening goes with a swing.

Last but definitely not least ! The Rock Project Encore; the Grown Up answer to the Rock Project Shrewsbury’s highly successful Junior Classes. Bringing all those Adult Air Guitarists and Hair Brush Divas out of the shadows and into the limelight. The Rock Project Encore will definitely leave you shouting for more !

So with a Bar, Chilli and Nacho and funky flavoured popcorn to enjoy .. what more could you need ??

How about our four male playleaders being separated form their body hair with hot wax ?! To be known henceforth as the Smooth Operators, our own Fab Four; Ant, Sam, Jake and Archie have all volunteered to get either their chests or legs waxed during the evening to raise even more funds for us. You can sponsor the boys via their Golden Giving Pages or come along and the night and buy a strip to pull yourself !!

Tickets for this fun filled night are just £5/ person and available via the event page, The Beeches Pub, Bayston Hill or via any of the Family Friendship Groups.

Join the Facebook event to keep up to date with news.

 

 

Dance The Night ( well early evening ) Away

Our South Group are holding a fundraising Disco Party at Little Rascal, Shrewsbury on Monday 6th March 6.30 – 8pm.

Bring your little Dancing Queens and John Travolta’s along for a fun evening of disco, soft play and fundraising.

Tickets are just £3/ child in advance via https://www.goldengiving.com/event/Disco

Everyone is welcome. This is not an event exclusively for those with additional needs but a sensory room is available for those who may find things overwhelming.

We look forward to see you.

Chocks Away .. this half term

Half term is very nearly upon us =O and as always Empathy will be Out and About. As the weather can be a bit unkind at this time of year we have decided to take advantage of one of the regions fab all weather attractions and will be visiting Cosford Air Museum on Weds 22nd Feb.

We are keeping this one low key and low cost. We therefore are not providing transport, to enable you to join us for as much or as little of the session as you like.

The playleaders will meet families at 10.30 am and we will enjoy the Museum together. There are additional activities on site which families are free to pay for independently and enjoy as they wish.

Car Parking is on site at a cost of £4 / day and whilst there is a cafe, we’d encourage families to bring a picnic so that we can all eat together.

Tickets are just £5/ family and you must book your family on to the activity here

 

 

 

Out and About Oct Half Term 16

Half Term is almost upon us !!

We have a fun packed half term and  Christmas Programme planned. There is no transport available for any of these activities; if this causes you a problem. Email Sam on sam@empathyforspecialchildren.co.uk

Our Enable Playleaders will, as always, be at every session to support your family to be successful and make some happy families memories.

Booking for Half Term closes on Fri 21st Oct.

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Get Your Glow for ASD !

Our ever popular Halloween Party is back but this time with added Glow !
In addition to the firm favourites of a disco, competitions and Halloween fun for the children of the community at CASCA. This year everyone has the opportunity to get involved, light up Craven Arms and support the special children of Shropshire.
Whether you are a serious runner or just want to get your glow on for this fabulous cause .. this is the event for you !  Continue reading

UNLEASHED #gainingindependance

At last we are ready to go live !! with our newest project – Unleashed; which gives those with additional needs in school years 6 and above the opportunity not only to have some fabulous fun but also gain some new life skills by taking those first steps towards independence and separating from their carers and family.

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Conquer Caradoc – Public Event

On Thursday 4th Aug Empathy is offering everyone !! the opportunity to get involved with some summer fun and support a very good cause ( US ) too. We would love for the public to join us to climb Caer Caradoc and raise vital funds to allow us to continue our work with isolated and vulnerable children growing up with the impact of hidden disability across Shropshire.

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New Exciting Projects Coming This Month

Finally the time has come, after many ! months of planning and organising our new work supported by Children In  Need is ready to go live and will all be up and running by the end Aug !!

A NEW FAMILY FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR EAST SHROPSHIRE

From Sat 16th July a third Family Friendship Group will be running fortnightly throughout poster telfordthe year at The Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Telford; serving Telford and East Shropshire. There is no need to book but it helps us if we can understand a little about your families needs before you arrive, the best way to do this is to complete the On- Line Registration Form. Find out more about what to expect at Family Friendship Group or contact us.

Programmes will be added shortly

 

SOCIAL  SIBS

Dates and venues confirmed !

THURS 4th AUG; Craven Arms Community Centre then first Thursday in every month 6.30 – 8.30pm

TUES 8th AUG; Park Lane Centre, Telford then Second Tuesday of every month 6 – 8 pm

WEDS 17th AUG; The Oak Tree Centre, Oswestry the Third Weds of every month 6 – 8pm

UNLEASHED #gainingindependence 

Booking is now LIVE !! here. Please contact us for more details.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to hear details of these new pieces of work. Please fill in the contact form below