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NAS Stafford and District branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

Activities and Clubs

Stay and Play Club:

 

The Stay and Play Club is for children aged 3 -11 who have autism, their siblings and family. Parents stay with their children and it is a great way to get to know people in an informal and fun environment. Play is supported by staff and volunteers. Parents have access to a resource box where they can look through or borrow books/magazines on autism.

 

We have a range of activities including sensory room and resources, art and craft, bouncy play, music, climbing & activity toys, bike and go karts.

 

Location: Littleworth Community Hall, St Thomas Street,

Stafford, ST16 3UU

 

Stay and Play runs twice a month on a Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please see our events calendar for upcoming dates or dowload the flyer on the button below.

Lego© Club:

 

The branch is offering a Lego© Club for children with autism between the ages of 6 and 14 years. This is an exciting group enabling children to build Lego models together, working as part of a team to develop social skills.

 

The idea behind the concept is to encourage high-functioning children with autism or Asperger syndrome to communicate with each other and solve a problem by building in pairs or groups of three, according to set rules.

 

One child acted as the “engineer” and described the instructions, another as the “supplier” finding the correct pieces, and the “builder” put the pieces together.

o Communicating ideas

o Joint Attention

o Listening to others

o Collaboration

o Joint problem-solving

o Compromise

o Turn taking

o Sharing

o Shared enjoyment!

 

Please see our events calendar for upcoming dates. New dates will be released shortly.

Stafford Youth Club:

 

The Stafford Youth Club is for young people aged 11 – 16 years who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition, supported by experienced staff and trained volunteers.

 

We go on regular trips out and about as well at meeting at the Littleworth Community Centre, Stafford. We aim to make friends, have fun and do all sorts of different and exciting activities together! Some of the fun activities have been Alton Towers, Laser Quest, cinema, bowling, swimming and much more.                        

 

When the club takes place at Littleworth Community Centre, it usually takes place between 1:30 pm and 3:30pm. This can change if we are doing activities outside the Community Centre - so please contact us for further information.

 

Places are limited, so make sure you book your place in advance with us!

 

The Youth Club takes place twice a month on a Saturday, please see our events calendar for upcoming dates.

 

Stafford Lego Club Youth Club Flyer

Weekly Soft Play Club:

 

The branch is offering jointly funded with Midlands Psychology a weekly term time soft Play club At the Playshed (Back of Tesco) Stafford on Wednesday evenings 5-6pm at £2 per child.  This club is open to all families effected by autism and their families.  Just turn up all welcome

 

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Junior Club