Activities For Families

We understand that living with a child on the autistic spectrum makes family life different. Our activities are offered with these differences in mind.

Activities

Playschemes

Our Playschemes are safe, inclusive, autism-friendly environments for the whole family, not just those on the spectrum or going through diagnosis. Whether or not everyone in the family comes, we ask at least one parent or carer to stay and have responsibility for their children.

Bookings are being made online using this website. Please check the news and events page for booking options. Get in touch to be added to the mailing list if you would like notifications each time registration opens.

Dates:

Bishopbriggs
BearsdenKirkintilloch
 Jan 20th
Jan 27th
Feb 10thFeb 17th
Feb 24th
Mar 16th
Mar 23rd
Mar 30th
Apr 13th
Apr 20th
Apr 27th
May 11th
May 18th
May 25th
Jun 15th
Jun 22nd
Jun 29th
Sep 14th
Sep 21stSep 28th
Oct 12th
Oct 19th
Oct 26th
Nov 9th
Nov 16th
Nov 23rd
Dec 7th
Dec 14th
Dec 14th

 

Time:
Bishopbriggs – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bearsden – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Kirkintilloch – 14:30 p.m. to 16:00 p.m.

Venues:
Kenmure Parish Church
15 Viewfield Road, Glasgow, G64 2AF

Bearsden Baptist Church,
14 Roman Road, Bearsden, G61 2SL

St Columba’s Hillhead Church
Old Aisle Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 3HQ

Cost:
We are not currently charging anything, though there is the option to make a £5 donation.

Snacks:
We provide a selection of teas, coffees, juice, and snacks, though families are also welcome to bring their own.

Buildovators

Research has shown that Lego®-based Sessions are a fun and effective way to develop different skills for those on the autistic spectrum. We use the standard framework and support participants to work in teams of two or three with adult supervision. Initially, they construct kits by following the instructions and when they’re ready; they design and build models together.

Each series of weekly sessions takes place on Wednesday evenings between 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The currently scheduled courses will take place on:

17th January – 28th February
6th March – 1st May (excluding the 3rd and 10th of April)
8th May – 19th June

The cost is £280 for the complete course.

The sessions take place at the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1LF.

For more information and the booking form, click on the button below.

 

Consultations

We understand that living with someone on the autistic spectrum can be challenging. Problems arise which are not present within normal family life. When faced with these issues, it’s difficult to know where to turn or what to do. Our consultations are for those times, or for anyone who needs a listening ear. Come with a problem and leave with a plan which will be emailed to you afterwards. Consultations are available both in person and online.

The cost is £70 per hour.

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