Activities, News & Events

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KNOTS ARTS DRAMA SESSIONS AND YOUTH CLUB

Knots Arts continue to successfully support youngsters with social and communication difficulties.  Drama sessions for children aged 5 to 13, and a youth group for for teenagers run every Saturday in term-time in East Sheen/Mortlake. They have a limited number of funded and assisted places for the clubs.  


If you would like to find out more, please contact Cassie Yates on 07947 212485, email helloknots@gmail.com or visit Knots Art's website http://knotsarts.com.

THE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION

Would you like to chat with other family carers in a similar situation? Have you ever wanted the opportunity to get some support from someone who's been in your shoes? The Challenging Behaviour Foundation's Family Carers' Email Network could be for you!


The network is open to any family member caring for a relative with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging. So whether you are a parent, sibling, grandparent or even an aunt or uncle, you will be very welcome to join.


All the messages are anonymous and you can ask for advice on any issue you'd like. There have been questions about challenging behaviour, iPad apps, strong furniture, how to become a deputy, renovating your house...the possibilities are endless.


To join the network, just visit the Family Carers' Email Network webpage where you'll find a link to the Email Network application form. For more information about the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and what it can offer you, please visit their website: https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk.

RICHMOND CAMHS: SUPPORT & INFORMATION GROUPS

Are you a Richmond Borough resident and has your son or daughter recently received an autism diagnosis? Or are they aged 8 years and above and would be interested in going to an after-school group where they could find out more about their condition, plus how to manage difficult situations?


Project for Autism at Richmond CAMHS is offering two groups; one for parents/carers and the other for young people aged 8 and over.


The group for parents/carers consist of a course running weekly for a month; this will run from January 23rd to 13th February 2019.


The group for young people aged 8 and over also consists of a weekly course and will run after-school for five weeks. This group will run from January 15th to 12th February 2019.


Do visit Information Flyer to find out more about these groups plus the contact details should you, your son or daughter like to take part.

ACTIVITIES, NEWS & EVENTS

RISE MULTI-SPORTS CLUB ACTIVITIES

Richmond Inclusive Sports and Exercise (RISE) provides a varied programme of activities for children and young people who have a disability.


These activities include football, Fusion junior dance, golf, rugby, swimming, tennis trampolining and wheelchair basket ball. RISE also offers its Saturday Multi-Sport Club plus Rise to Shine. Rise to Shine is a project to get young people who live or go to school in Richmond Borough involved in the London Youth Games.


For more details, please visit RISE Activities for young people. If you would like any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities, call RISE on 020 8831 6134 or email rise@richmond.gov.uk from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


RISE also offers sporting opportunities to adults, the details of which can be found on the Young People and Adults page.

THE CURLY HAIR PROJECT WEBINARS

The Curly Hair Project aims to help women and girls who have an autism spectrum condition and their loved ones who don't have this condition to communicate and understand each other better.


Should you have a daughter who has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition, if you have this diagnosis yourself or think you could be 'on the spectrum', why not book a place on a Curly Hair Project webinar?


Details of forthcoming webinars can be found on the Young People and Adults page  and if you would like to learn more about the Curly Hair Project, its services and resources, do visit https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.

ACTIVITY STATION

Activity Station organises fun and exciting activities for people with disabilities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and beyond. They also work with other organisations to bring accessible and inclusive events to people across different age groups, covering a wide range of interests.  


Please go to our Young People and Adults page to find out more about the latest Activity Station events. Do visit www.activitystation.org.uk to learn more about Activity Station has to offer.

DIMENSIONS AUTISM FRIENDLY FILMS

Dimensions works with Showcase, Vue, Cineworld and Odeon Cinemas to screen a variety of films on Sundays throughout the year in a sensory friendly environment.

During these special screenings, the lights will be on low, the volume will be turned down, there will be no trailers at the beginning of the film, you'll be able to take your own food and drinks and be able to move around the cinema if you wish.


Details of what films are being shown by which cinema chain are given below:


Sunday 13th January - 'Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse' - Odeon

Sunday 27th January - 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' - Vue

Sunday 3rd February - 'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' - Cineworld

Sunday 10th February - 'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' - Showcase


To find your nearest participating cinema and to make an online booking, please visit Dimension's Autism Friendly Screenings webpage. To book a tickets by telephone, call Odeon cinemas on 0800 138 3315, Cineworld on 0871 200 2000, Showcase on 0871 220 1000 and for Vue cinemas, please call them on 08712 240 240.

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