Our Family Friendship Groups will be throwing open their doors and inviting anyone interested in our work to come along and meet the team.
We have a fun filled sessions planned.
In Oswestry – Sat 23rd Jan from 10 am – 12 noon at The Eastern Oswestry Community Centre, SY11 2LQ
Families will have the opportunity to get your skates on and try out roller skating ! or scooter fun. Our Young Trustees will be junk modelling your own pet monster to take home or you could decorate Cookie Monster Cupcake and later, after snack, there will be Dodgeball with the playleaders.
In Craven Arms – Sat 30th Jan from 2-4pm at Craven Arms Community Centre, SY7 9PS
Parents will take on the kids at Rounders; we have a title to defend ! Our Young Trustees will be making Pizzas to take home and bake or show us your creative side junk modelling. After snack there will be the opportunity to make some noise with the playleaders at a music workshop.
If sport is not your thing then we have board games, Lego and crafts galore at both groups.
We hire our venues exclusively so that not only can everyone relax that they are safe and amongst like minded people but we have lots of space to use our wide range of toys and equipment; from balancing beams to playdoh.
Each venue also has a calm down tent and weighted blankets and a dedicated Youth Zone for those in Yr 6 and above. We have a range of visual supports such as the All About Us , which contains the information more need to feel comfortable. For Parents and Professionals our what is empathy leaflet answers most questions but please get in touch if you need more info.
Our Family Friendship Groups are for the whole family; everyone stays, everyone plays.
As with every session, our skilled and trained playleaders will be on hand to support and enable all of the children to access and enjoy the session, provide a positive role model and a friendly face.
The session will run, as always, to a structured timetable of
Free Play, Snack, Give it a go, Together time.
Coffee Time is a particular favourite of the Adults and we hear rumours of homemade cake 😉
Autism West Midlands and Woodlands Outreach will also be joining us for coffee and a catch up.
Family Friendship Group are usually £5 / family but this session is free. You do not need to book but it helps us to understand your family’s needs if you contact us by filling in the on line registration form or call Sam for a chat on 07495947987.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU DO NOT NEEDS A FORMAL DIAGNOSIS TO ATTEND EMPATHY.
The whole team will be on hand so whether you are a family in need of the some support or a professional working with children with additional needs, have heard of us and ever wondered what we really do, please come along and see for yourself.
Equally if you have funded (us or would like too !) and would like to see how your money is spent, please feel free to drop in.
We look forward to meeting you.