Monthly Archives: June 2015

ACCT Family Swimming

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 5th July 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Sat 4th July at 12pm

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – http://www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.
To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07572 824034

The Value and Importance of Family Activities
The value of trips is widely recognised as an effective means of extending and promoting personal and social development among our children as well as developing independence and giving families the opportunity to have a day out together. ACCT promotes and encourages the organisation of trips and outings for all our families, and it is hoped that parents/carers will also recognise the value and importance of these visits, and give their full support.

Cost of the Visit
ACCT believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and in the past has offered these trips with no charge in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible to all. However, offering a trip of this nature to a large group of members incurs considerable expense to the charity and consequently, a voluntary contribution of £1 per person is being requested towards the hire of the pool. This contribution is entirely voluntary. However, please note that without such voluntary contributions ACCT may be unable to offer this sort of opportunity in the future.
Payment can be made in cash, cheque made payable to Asperger’s Children and Carers Together or electronically using the Donate Now link on our website – The value and importance of family days out

The value of trips is widely recognised as an effective means of extending and promoting personal and social development among our children as well as developing independence and giving families the opportunity to have a day out together. ACCT promotes and encourages the organisation of trips and outings for all our families, and it is hoped that parents/carers will also recognise the value and importance of these visits, and give their full support.

If you wish to discuss this confidentially please contact Nicola.

Gift Aid
Using the Donate Now link on the website allows you to add Gift Aid at no extra cost to you and greatly increases the value of small donations to the charity. If you would like to make payment by other means, please ask us for a Gift Aid declaration form

Parent’s Meeting 1st July – Conversation Skills and Social Communication

Sasha Davies Speech Therapist will be presenting a talk at our next parent’s meeting on July 1st. Both she and Anna Westaway have developed a presentation aimed to outline issues children with high functioning ASD may encounter and ways in which parents and carers can work on developing conversation skills and social communication.

We hope many of you can attend and we can develop more specific focus areas in the future for our children. We would appreciate your feedback in developing this area.

Meetings are held once a month on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm at St.Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ. Meetings are friendly and informal and a good opportunity to meet other parents.

ACCT Family Days Out – Summer Holiday Dates for your Diary

Here is our program of planned days out during the summer holidays. I am not taking bookings at this time and these trips will be re advertised in all the usual ways – •Thursday 23rd July – Coach Trip to Clumber Park •Tuesday 28th July – Coach Trip to Cleethorpes •Monday 3rd August – Coach Trip to Tropical Butterfly House •Tuesday 11th August – Coach Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park •Monday 17th August – Coach Trip to York •Thursday 27th August – Coach Trip to Cannon Hall Farm Thanks

Vote for ACCT!

You can now vote for us to be Sainsbury’s local charity of the year in their store at the Moor. The stand is by the front door so please share this post on facebook & ask everyone you know who can to pop in and vote for us! This would be a fantastic opportunity for us to fundraise to keep our clubs running weekly!

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Thank you for your support.

ACCT Family Day Out – Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground

ACCT Family Days Out

Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground – Saturday 27th June 2015
Departing by coach from St Mary’s at 10.00am – 5pm – Instead of Acctivate

This event has been organised for the whole family. No Acctivate staff will be attending and parents/carers will be responsible for their children.
Please bring a picnic and drinks or alternatively food can be purchased from the cafes and restaurants at Chatsworth Farm. For further details about Chatsworth Farm please visit their website: http://www.chatsworth.org Depending on the weather rain coats/sunhats, sun screen and clothes for wet play maybe needed and suitable footwear.
Please register your interest at Acctivate or email nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk Booking is essential, if you turn up on the day and you haven’t booked on the trip you may be turned away if the coach is full. To cancel places please contact Nicola – 07527 824034

The value and importance of family days out
The value of trips is widely recognised as an effective means of extending and promoting personal and social development among our children as well as developing independence and giving families the opportunity to have a day out together. ACCT promotes and encourages the organisation of trips and outings for all our families, and it is hoped that parents/carers will also recognise the value and importance of these visits, and give their full support.

Cost of the Visit
ACCT believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and in the past has offered these trips with no charge in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible to all. However, offering a trip of this nature to a large group of members incurs considerable expense to the charity and consequently, a voluntary contribution of £2 per person is being requested towards staffing and entry costs. This contribution is entirely voluntary. However, please note that without such voluntary contributions ACCT may be unable to offer this sort of opportunity in the future.
Payment can be made in cash, cheque made payable to Asperger’s Children and Carers Together or by using the Donate Now link on our website. If you wish to discuss this further confidentially please contact Nicola.

Gift Aid
Using the Donate Now link on the website allows you to add Gift Aid at no extra cost to you and greatly increases the value of small donations to the charity. If you would like to make payment by other means, please ask us for a Gift Aid declaration form

Teenage Youth Club Alton Towers Trip

ACCT Teenage Youth Club
Alton Towers
Saturday 27th June 2015 – Coach Leaves from St Mary’s at 9.00am and returns at 7pm
This trip is a staffed trip supported by volunteers. Your young person needs to bring a packed lunch and enough food and drinks for the whole day. For further details about Alton Towers please visit their website: http://www.altontowers.com
Depending on the weather rain coats/sunhats, sun screen and clothes for wet play maybe needed and suitable footwear. Disabled ‘Fast Track’ will be accessed to make queuing less stressful.
Booking is essential; places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please add your young person’s name to the list and complete the attached slip and return to Alex at Teenage Club or email to nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk If you sign up but are unable to attend it is essential you notify Alex/Nicola ASAP on 07527 824034 so we can offer the tickets to another young person.

The value and importance of staffed trips
The value of staffed trips is widely recognised as an effective means of extending and promoting personal and social development among our young people as well as developing independence and giving families a much needed short break. ACCT promotes and encourages the organisation of staffed trips and outings for all our young people, and it is hoped that parents/carers will also recognise the value and importance of these visits, and give their full support.

Cost of the Visit
ACCT believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and in the past has offered these trips with no charge in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible to all. However, offering a trip of this nature to a large group of young people incurs considerable expense to the charity and consequently, a voluntary contribution of £5 is being requested from parents/guardians towards staffing and volunteer costs. This contribution is entirely voluntary. However, please note that without such voluntary contributions ACCT may be unable to offer this sort of opportunity in the future.
Payment can be made in cash, cheque made payable to Asperger’s Children and Carers Together or by using the Donate Now link on our website. If you wish to discuss this further confidentially please contact Nicola.

Gift Aid
Using the Donate Now link on the website allows you to add Gift Aid at no extra cost to you and greatly increases the value of small donations to the charity. If you would like to make payment by other means, please ask us for a Gift Aid declaration form.

 


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