Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sensory Art Activities

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Every week at ACCT we aspire to prepare art activities to engage our members. In particular we try to set up sensory art activities. Here is a list of activities that you might like to try at home:

“Bubble pictures”. Mix together SMALL AMOUNTS of poster paint, washing up liquid and water in roughly equal proportions in a bowl, use a straw to blow lots of bubbles, and then press paper down on the bubbles to make patterns. Alternatively ‘pick up’ the paint with the straw and blow it across a page…

Create rubbings outside using leaves, bark, rocks etc and then cut out and put together to create a collage. Use thin paint or watercolour paints over the top of rubbings to make them stand out… this can end up looking similar to the images in The Hungry Caterpillar.

Cling film art. Get a big piece of thick paper. Squeeze small blobs of paint onto it. Cover it in cling film. Children can move paint around with their fingers and then finally remove cling film to let it dry. Alternatively, leave the cling film on. Some children prefer to use a rolling pin to roll the paint out. Good for those who don’t like getting dirty…

Shaker art. Use a plastic cup with a lid or tupperware or similar. Or make your own lid using cling film. Wrap a piece of paper around it/ tape paper to the bottom. Add paint and marbles / pebbles or similar and shake it around. Take everything out and look at your master piece!

ACCT Summer Family Days Out

Cleethorpes Coach Trip – Friday 14th August 9am – 7pm
Beachwear and towels will be needed and don’t forget your buckets and spades!

York – Monday 17th August 9.30am – 5.30pm

Cannon Hall Farm – Thursday 27th August 10am – 4.30pm

Please note we are asking for a voluntary contribution per person per trip, please see details below

The drop off and pick up point for coaches is St Mary’s, Bramall Lane and coaches will leave promptly at the stated time. Parking at St Mary’s cannot be guarantee so please allow time to find a parking space.
There will be no staff present on these trips and children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at all time. These events have been organised for the whole family!
Please bring a packed lunch and blanket or alternatively check the web sites of the venues for details of cafes on site. Rain coats/sun hats/sun block maybe needed as well as sensible foot wear.
Anyone wishing to go around in a large group can do so and we can help to support each other. Any families who may require additional to support to access any of these trips please give me a call.
To book on to any of these trips please email Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or call on 0114 2230242. PLEASE CANCEL ALL UNWANTED PLACES.

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 per trip 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 (payable to Asperger’s Children and Carers Together) or electronically using the secure 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

Lost Mobile Phone

If you have contacted ACCT since the beginning week using the mobile number can you please send your enquiry to me in an email to me instead. I have discovered that our mobile phone has gone missing so I am unable to respond to any enquiries via this method.

Apologies, I will be organising a new phone ASAP.

ACCT – Family Days Out

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Tuesday 11th August 10am – 4.30pm

Cleethorpes Coach Trip – Friday 14th August 9am – 7pm

Beachwear and towels will be needed and don’t forget your buckets and spades!

Please note we are asking for a voluntary contribution per person per trip, please see details below

The drop off and pick up point for coaches is St Mary’s, Bramall Lane and coaches will leave promptly at the stated time. Parking at St Mary’s cannot be guarantee so please allow time to find a parking space.

There will be no staff present on these trips and children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at all time. These events have been organised for the whole family!

Please bring a packed lunch and blanket or alternatively check the web sites of the venues for details of cafes on site. Rain coats/sun hats/sun block maybe needed as well as sensible foot wear.

Anyone wishing to go around in a large group can do so and we can help to support each other. Any families who may require additional to support to access any of these trips please give me a call.

To book on to any of these trips please email Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or call our office on 0114 2230242. PLEASE CANCEL ALL UNWANTED PLACES.

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 per trip 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 (payable to Asperger’s Children and Carers Together) or electronically using the secure 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