IS THIS SERVICE FOR YOU?
- Facing the challenge of not having any available activities designed for your child’s needs after school?
- Interested in a club for your child that works on social and life skills in a fun and exciting manner?
- Looking for a way to encourage your child to meet new friends and other people that may struggle with communication and making friendships as well?
Then consider how you and your child might benefit from one of our ‘after-school’ clubs. And know that all our ‘after school’ clubs are funded by Achieving for Children through Aiming High funding.
How can our ‘AFTER SCHOOL’ CLUBS help you?
At EnhanceAble we run three ‘after school’ clubs
- KITES – for older children (aged 11-18) with Asperger’s or high-functioning Autism
- RIBBONS – for younger children (aged 5-11) with Asperger’s or high-functioning Autism.
- FLYERS – for children with more complex health and/or physical disabilities.
With each of these clubs, we aim to support young people to improve their social and life skills… to make friends and meet others with a similar diagnosis… and, above all, to have fun.
A WORD ABOUT OUR STAFF
Whichever the Club – be it Kites, Ribbons or Flyers – your child will be looked after by exceptional staff who are not only highly trained, but also extremely empathic and understanding towards each child.
In particular, they know how to be responsive to situations where a child can become anxious or unsure of themselves. Equally, they pride themselves on their capacity to encourage each child to achieve their goals… and to become confident and comfortable in situations where typically they are not.
WHEN ONE FAMILY HELPS ANOTHER
Many of the parents of children who attend these groups are happy to speak to parents of prospective users, or if you are a teenager wishing to come, we can buddy you up with someone to be with you during your first session.
HOW KITES AND RIBBONS BEGAN
These ‘After School’ clubs are the direct outcome of EnhanceAble talking and listening to young people who have Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning Autism.
Back in 2010, EnhanceAble launched and funded an initial three-month pilot scheme which was incredibly successful, resulting in the receipt of funding from ‘Kingston Aiming High’. We are extremely grateful to Achieving for Children for continuing to fund the Kites, Flyers and Ribbons.