By offering unique opportunities to socialise, gain skills and receive support we will improve the lives of Autistic people and their families.
Parents Support Group
This wonderful support group held in Simon and Kate’s lovely home was just what I needed when my son who was going through a diagnosis of Asperger’s, and also in supporting us through the EHCP process.”
“It provides a fantastic opportunity to meet other like minded people in an informal setting to chat, cry, offer words of wisdom, listen to inspiring speakers and generally be there for each other.”Parent
Our Parents Support Group meets regularly and provides time to share experiences. Sometimes we invite an expert to attend to tell us about their area of expertise.
When you are struggling in the playground, in playgroups, in your family and around people with neurotypical children who maybe try and understand but cant truly know what you are going through, this group provides a perfect setting to offload and just hang out with people who do get it and who can help.”Parent
Over 16 Social Group and over 16 Women’s Group
I was worried but now it helps me learn how to talk to people. Before I wouldn’t have talked to anybody ever, even about railways – even mum.”Regular Attendee
Our social groups for those 16 years old and over are currently meeting on Zoom. Online film evenings are also taking place on a regular basis.
I was anxious it would be like a school environment, I was very relieved this wasn’t the case. I am not treated like a child but I still feel safe and supported, I have met many friends here and it’s also wonderful to hang out with current friends.”Regular Attendee
11-16 Social Skills Group
Our 11-16 Social Group is currently meeting in-person once a week.
“SKY is a wonderful and unusual organisation in that it offers support to the autistic individual as well as the family itself. By offering a youth club for the under 16 year olds, an adult club and a parental support group, all areas are covered, which as a parent brings me comfort.”
“I have a 15 year old daughter who attends the under 16 years youth club. She struggles with independence, so the fact that she looks forward to going and is happy to stay there without a parent, is a brilliant step in the right direction. The leaders are so caring and treat each child with respect and understanding, which is often what these children need.”
“With the encouragement and help they gain with social skills and mixing with other children on the spectrum, the children grow in confidence. I am hugely grateful to SKY and feel blessed that an organisation like this exists in my local area.”Parent of Regular Attender
We offer limited One-on-One Support for parents or young people who might be struggling for whatever reason. This is an area we would like to develop.
You can email us any time and someone will get back to you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look on our Facebook page and ask for help. It is a closed page, so you have to apply to join it, but never takes very long. Look up: SKY-Special Kind of Youth.