Kith & Kids

Social Development for young people with autism

Children and young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities experience social exclusion everyday. Our Social Development Projects and Clubs provide them with stimulating interactions with a wider peer group (of volunteers) during the times (holidays/weekends) when they are most isolated.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080972)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,600

Amount raised

£13,060

Donations

44

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Situation

Our Social Development Projects and Clubs address the big shortage of out-of-school/college activities for children and young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities in North London and their desire to mix with a wider peer group. To help them overcome their isolation they need additional support and specialised activities that take into account their special needs. By accessing such activities their (usually low) self-esteem is greatly enhanced as are their confidence and social skills

Solution

We run our Projects in the main school holidays and Clubs during term-time weekends. Disabled participants are linked with volunteers (usually close in age to them) who help them actively participate in the extensive range of activities on offer, including music, drama, art, dance, video-making, sports, cooking and IT workshops, as well as days out to places of individual choice. The trained volunteers provide the interaction with a wider peer group on which the disabled young people thrive,