Acres Of Fun

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Acres Of Fun

Lets Unite For Autism Limited By Lets Unite For Autism Limited

Inclusive play is beneficial for Autistic children. It allows them to learn from nature and interact with their environment. It is vital for their physical health and development.

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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pledged of £22,443

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

At lets unite for Autism our vision is to design, develop and create opportunities that enable children, no matter what their ability to play together. We believe in the social model of disability. In other words, disability is a socially created problem and it is up to all of us to make the environmental changes necessary to allow for the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of social life. With this in mind, we strive to create completely unique play sessions that punctuate, not define a play space, embracing the true meaning of inclusion. Special activities, also known as inclusive play, are designed for Autistic kids with the right playground equipment that promotes inclusiveness and comfort. These sessions are backed by independent research and are designed on the basis of guidelines developed by leaders in the field of inclusive design, which confirm that children with autism may do best in structured environments, characteristic of inclusive playgrounds.

What we'll deliver:

  • Inclusive Play for chidren of all abilites

Why it's a great idea:

Playing is an important developmental tool for Autistic children. It could significantly improve the child’s language, social skills and certain cognitive capacities, moreover, play involving sensory activities, including the five main senses of the human body-sight, smell, touch, taste and sound, along with balancing vestibular sense and proprioceptive sense, which includes the relation of one body part with other body parts, can help autistic children naturally understand the scientific processes of investigating, creating, playing and exploring.Autistic young people do best in structured environments, characteristic of inclusive play and what makes these really special is the fact that they address the needs of every child as a whole, encouraging more group playPlay is more than leaving a child to play with toys, the root of play is social interaction and engagement with peoplePlay helps children to develop important skills that they will need for the rest of their lives.

Steps to get it done:

  • Getting the project off the ground by making sure the children have had visual timetable of activities happening
  • Transition programme by visit to the sports hall to familiarise themselves with the new environment
  • Introducing the children to all Adults who they will be interacting with to make it easy for smooth transition

Play takes many different forms and there are many different patterns of play including: 1. Attunement play: This is the basic grounding for play and involves a backwards and forwards interaction between the child and the adult. This form of play also supports emotional regulation. 2. Body play and movements: This play includes leaping, climbing, crawling and jumping. It helps prepare the brain and ready the child for the unexpected and unusual. Interestingly, children with autism often do not engage in this form of play and have difficulties with dealing with unexpected change. 3. Object play: Manipulating objects in different ways such as bouncing the ball, this type of play leads to the development of sound problem-solving skills. 4. Social Play: This includes rough and tumble play and celebratory play. This type of play leads to the development of social awareness, co-operation, self-esteem and pride. 5. Imaginative and pretend play. This play leads to the development of mind

Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

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Council

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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How will the money be spent?Total £22,443

Sourcing SSS as the service provider for 12 months: - £16,280 (73%)
Project Manager&carer wage - £4,000 (18%)
Other - £2,163 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

73%
Sourcing SSS as the service provider for 12 months:
£16,280
18%
Project Manager&carer wage
£4,000
10%
Other
£2,163
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,014
  • Transaction Fees
    £946
  • VAT
    £203

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Put together a graduation ceremony for the children celebrating their achievements and give them medals and certificates. Party ceremony and refreshment for the graduation ceremony

Total £22,443

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