We are passionate about providing inspirational activities and opportunities for children and young people with high functioning autism to develop their social, communication and independent living skills, gain confidence and increase their chances of full integration into society. We use sport, drama, visual arts, cooking, music and a whole range of other activities to bring the children & young people together, break down barriers, build confidence, increase their communication skills and enable them to relax and have fun.
All parents want their children to have fun and to experience friendship. At CASPA, children for whom the prospect of social interaction is fearful, anxiety-inducing and to be avoided, we work gently with them to facilitate play and friendship. For parents who are anxious that their child is seen as ‘badly behaved’ or ‘inappropriate’ in other environments, we can assure them that we understand, we have strong behaviour management techniques yet we use rewards as well to celebrate every positive development or achievement and that we will support them as a family in as many ways as we can.