We often get people asking how they can support and get involved with SPACE and we really appreciate this!

You can rest assured that however you become involved with us, you will be contributing to vital and at times life-changing support for Hertfordshire families who have children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, with ADHD or neurodiverse conditions.

Your support means we can continue to:

  • Improve and advance the knowledge, understanding and skills of parent/carers.
  • Enable families to feel part of a community, promote inclusion and not feel so isolated.
  • Run inclusive events and activities enabling children and young people to access everyday experiences that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them.
  • Raise awareness of the issues faced by families and the support, information and services that are available to them.

Donate to SPACE

Any contribution you can make – no matter how small – is gratefully received. We simply couldn’t do what we do without the active involvement of our families and the local community – it is your generous support that consistently enables us to provide vital training, activities and support to help local families when they need it the most.

pays for one person to attend a behaviour workshop
helps pay towards a monthly support group meeting
helps run a small group sensory workshop for parent/carers

It is quick, safe and easy to donate to us. You can make a one off or a regular donation to SPACE by clicking on the button below to enter our Localgiving site and follow the instructions.

Fundraise for SPACE

Harley's T-shirt says 3 miles for SPACE

We are so grateful that many of our families and supporters go above and beyond, fundraising for us and raising awareness of our work. Children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum and/or have ADHD, their siblings, their grownups and fans have all found different, fun ways to help us. You can read some of their stories here.

From fundraising on Facebook for your birthday to running a marathon or jumping off an aeroplane there are all sorts of ways to get involved.

Whether you have an idea or just ‘the wish’ to fundraise for us, we would love to talk to you – please get in touch with us.

“Doing it on behalf of SPACE was a no-brainer…SPACE has helped us with so much stuff…it has been an amazing source of information and support for us.”

“The SPACE community has given us so much – we wanted to be able to do something that would raise awareness and acceptance of ASD whilst also raising money to help more families like ours.”

“I was incredibly touched by my sponsors. Every single one added a touch of acceptance and positivity…it helped replace anxiety with hope…like an endowment of support, a little nod to say ‘we’re right behind you’.”

Volunteer to help

Donating your time is a huge help to us – we welcome new volunteers with open arms! Whether you are working directly with our families, supporting our trainers, or helping to manage things behind the scenes, the commitment and passion of our volunteers helps us make a real difference to local Hertfordshire families with children and young people on the autistic spectrum and/or with ADHD.

Training is always given and you can volunteer on an ad hoc basis or more regularly; you will only ever be asked to do what you are comfortable with.

I have volunteered with SPACE for a number of years and attended such a range of activities and events. I love supporting families and seeing the children engage with the activities and begin to build friendships. It’s great watching parent carers relax and have fun alongside their children and chat with other parent carers and build that network of support. The SPACE Team are so supportive and friendly helping me to develop my own confidence within my volunteering role. I’ve learnt so much from all the workshops and training SPACE provide and feel a valued member of the team. I love doing what I do.

If you are interested in find out more about volunteering we would love to have a chat with you – please get in touch.

Partner with us to offer exclusive and inclusive activities

We arrange a wide range of bespoke activities for children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum and/or have ADHD throughout the year. These, together with our exclusive family events, are great opportunities for children and parents and carers alike to enjoy activities on their own terms, relax, be themselves, meet other families and make friends. 

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SPACE exclusives are always very popular. If you run events, venues or activities for children and young people in Hertfordshire and are interested in working with us to develop inclusive SPACE exclusives for our families we would love to hear from you – please get in touch.

Space is my favourite charity to work with! They are a friendly hardworking team, they always book their events in early and they are always happy to help. I have also met some great people through my monthly Ranger Stu’s Virtual Zoo and in person events and we get some great questions from the audience. … Continue reading Ranger Stu

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I am absolutely loving working with SPACE,  it has honestly opened my eyes completely.  At the beginning of Lockdown one I sat with my head in my hands not knowing how to continue.  It is all about being there, demonstrating, supporting how on earth do you do that online and what is Zoom ?????  However … Continue reading Carole, AlphaBake Cookery

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Corporate partnerships

Partnering with SPACE can be a hugely rewarding experience for your business and employees. By supporting a Hertfordshire charity you can rest assured that you are making a real difference to families in your community. You can also reach new customers, enhance the perception of your brand as a community supporter championing inclusivity, helping to motivate staff and demonstrating social responsibility.

We can work with you to craft a partnership that works hard for you and your organisation, as well as delivering vital support to our families.

Please get in touch to find out more.

Other ways to support SPACE

These are just some of the ways you can get involved and support the work we do with families with children and young people on the autistic spectrum, who have ADHD or neurodiverse conditions.

So if you are an activity provider, local or national business, community organisation, individual, professional, school or anyone else with an interest in our work we would welcome your support and the opportunity to have a chat – please get in touch.