Children’s Clubs

AP Rangers

Many children with autism love football, however social communication difficulties mean that it is not always possible for them to join a mainstream football club.

AP Rangers is our inclusive team for 8 -16 year olds which meet every Monday evening* at Maes y Coed Community Centre. There is a proven link between an autistic person learning and playing a team sport, and improvement in social communication and theory of mind. The children all love to play, and are always included regardless of ability, both physically and cognitively. With qualified coaches, and the AP staff on hand, we can support parent/carers help their child get the most out of the sessions, all while having lots of fun.

*Term time only

Experience Evenings

Throughout 2018, AP are facilitating a monthly session, each of which will provide a different experience for the autistic person and their families. From go karting to mini golf, slime making to animal encounters, there’ll be something for everyone. With sessions being held exclusively for AP Families, they can be assured that there won’t be a crowd, and the AP Team will be there to support the families every step of the way.

Stop Animation with Codez Academy 

Following the success of our coding club, Codez Academy are returning to deliver another workshop with a difference.

Over the course of five weeks, the children will create their own stop-motion animation. From storyboard to final film, creativity and story making will be brought to life to life using digital skills and craft materials.

We will be getting crafty with recycled materials and Play-Doh. The recycled materials will be used to create a set where the story will be taking place, and the Play-Doh to create and manipulate our characters to play out the stories! Each step will be photographed, with all the photos arranged into a slideshow going from each step to the next. This will create a short film which we will then voice over the top, with the voices of each character being played by the children that have created these stories.

The number of key-skills that will be utilised in this workshop is vast. From sequencing to fine motor skills, and sensory integration to imaginative creativity, your child will gain digital skills in an extremely fun environment, all whilst working on those skills which tend to appear on many autistic children’s IEPs.