We sprang into Spring welcoming March with a typically packed schedule of workshops and activities for all our SPACE families.

There were lots of things to celebrate in March too.

All the hard work and determination shown by the young SPACErs at Karate club paid of as they had their official grading. Celebrations all round as our young people achieved their first and second belts! Thanks as always to the amazing Lea Valley Karate Academy. A very proud Sensei Rhys and Taylor.

We had a visit from LabTots at our regular girls group to do some pretty amazing science with us – colour changes, bubbles, fizzes – it was both fascinating, educational and most importantly, great fun! We are pretty sure there are some budding scientists in the group!

We supported Neurodiversity Celebration Week in style when our SPACE Graffiti artists collaborated on a team ‘Neurodiversity’ mural before creating their own individual masterpieces.

And our littlest SPACErs have been enjoying our new Melody Monkey Pre-School SPACE sessions whilst their parents have been enjoying being in a completely safe, inclusive environment spending quality time with their little ones and meeting other SPACE families.

“It’s been lovely to have something to take her to. Sally is wonderful at keeping the children involved.”

Our Autism Acceptance Week activities included a talk from Liz Stanley ‘Autism and Me’ where she shared her experiences of growing up with undiagnosed autism and reflected on her diagnosis later in life.

“So helpful and inspiring and delivered brilliantly by Liz…Listening to her experiences helps me to better understand what my child is living through.”

All of that plus our regular sessions at Studio Fly, our in-person and online lego clubs, our Virtual Zoo, online cooking, trampoling at Jump City, outdoor play at The Patch, online Art , our ever popular SPACE to Drive driving lessons and more!

Alongside our social events and activities we ran a number of workshops which were all sold out in March including applying for EHCPs, Understanding Autism, Navigating the SEND World, and topic specific sessions including Anxiety, Sensory, PDA ODD and ADHD: Understanding the Differences and Puberty & Neurodiversity.

All families with neurodiverse children and young people are welcome at all of our events, social activities and training workshops. SPACE is a needs-led charity and no diagnosis is necessary. You can see all of the details of our upcoming events and book to join us on our events page.

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