To support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together.
We will be bringing a group of children with Autism/ADHD together alongside Neurotypical children to enjoy a programme of Swimming and Multi sports. Our children find it hard socialising and this will hopefully help them gain confidence and meet new friends. The children will be taught lifelong skills, while building friendships, empowering them with knowledge and gaining communication skills which will enable them alongside the Neurotypical to build a better community relationship. We want our children to be accepted and teach others that it's ok to be different.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Children with Autism/ADHD are often socially isolated. They lack confidence, have problems communicatibg. They struggle with emotions and often have less ability to show empathy.. This programme will bring the children together teaching them both social skills. Letting the Neurotypical child see that the Asd children are the same as them, they may just not have the same likes and dislikes. The Asd children are often obsessed with things for example trains. They will have great knowledge and will know All different makes an models. We want to show the children that it's ok to have different hobbies. We want to teach them patience, gain confidence, learn to turn take, but most of all to be happy and feel accepted
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Belvoir activity centre
Belfast City Council