FOCUS Surrey is a Saturday Club for children with Autism. PLEASE NOTE THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE WILL AIM TO RESUME ASAP AND WILL ADVISE PARENTS OF THE NEW DATES ASAP. HOWEVER, THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY OVERSUBSCRIBED FOR THE YOUNGER AGE GROUP BUT PLEASE DO REGISTER TO BE PUT ON OUR WAITING LIST. THERE ARE CURRENTLY SPACES IN THE AGE 11 TO 16 GROUP
Children with Autism are taught social and early years skills in line with the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. The approach will be fun, nurturing, child-centred, play-based and include natural environment teaching.
The club runs two terms a year - from February to May and September to December every Saturday from 10am to 12pm for children aged up to 10 and from 1pm to 3pm for children aged from 11 to 16.
The club provides ongoing training for volunteer tutors which is led by autism experts - Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) Tracey Tibbals and Karolina Gburczyk. The consultants will set targets and be on hand to advise parents about behaviours and communication targets.
Parents currently must stay on site during club hours. There is a parent’s seating area with free tea, coffee and biscuits, and Wi-Fi throughout the centre. Focus club organisers have also planned networking and some speaker events for parents.
Your details will be kept on a confidential registration list. Places will be allocated dependent on completing this survey so please register ASAP. If the club is full, your details will be held on a waiting list.
The cost for 10-weeks at the club for each child is currently £500 for local authorities and £250 for parents, payable in advance.
Please note: This survey is for parents/carers only. If you would like to volunteer, please complete our other survey for tutors - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HL52QZQ