Our Family Fun Team runs several Family Days throughout the year. Family Days are aimed at families who have a child with autism and can be attended by the whole family. And yes, that means the whole family; grandparents, aunties and uncles along with the parents, brothers and sisters.
Family Days take place at a range of different venues from our local sure start centres in to day trip out.
Venues are chosen specifically with the needs of the young people in mind and are an opportunity for the whole family to get together, share experiences and make happy memories. They are all about having fun with entertainment, educational opportunities, support and relaxation, in an autism friendly environment.
We offer a number of activities including trips out to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Kirklees Light Railway, The Deep and Stockeld Park.
We also offer sensory toys or a have access to a sensory room in order for the children to relax and balance their senses, if over or under stimulated. We signpost activities and amenities, both visually and in writing and give an overview of what will happen on the day, to cut down on surprises!
We offer opportunities for children to develop social skills in a non-threatening environment, via activities and games involving turn taking and sharing.