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P.A.L.S. (Play Activities Listening Ear Support)

P.A.L.S. - Play Activities Listening Ear Support - Helping Families with Children on the Autistic Spectrum.

Do you have a child with autism aged 5-16 years old?
Would you like to meet with other families?
Would your child benefit from a safe place where they can play, socialise and make new friends?

If Yes, then come along and receive a warm welcome at P.A.L.S.

We have an excellent range of play, sports and music equipment to suit young people from 5-16 years of age. A qualified special needs sports coach from Middlesbrough Sport-ability attends our sessions to offer appropriate games and sporting opportunities. There are also a variety of quieter activities such as arts, crafts, board games, book corner, jigsaws, computing, play station and Xbox. We also have a Sensory Room equipped with a good range of equipment to promote relaxation, stimulation and play, through the mediums of music, tactile toys, specialist lighting and inter-active equipment. All equipment and activities have been carefully selected and planned in order to encourage and develop coordination, creativity, social and life skills, as well as provide enjoyment and entertainment in a relaxed, safe and unthreatening environment. The programme, being specifically structured and geared to the needs of children on the Austistic Spectrum. There is also a tuck shop.

Through the support and expertise of The Main Project (a support group for families of children on the Autistic Spectrum based at The Beverley School for Autistic children in Middlesbrough). We are planning to run training seminars on a variety of issues relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Through P.A.L.S we can offer advice and support, the opportunity for you to relax and meet other parents, information and access to a resource lending library containing videos and books to help you understand more about Austistic Spectrum Disorders.

For further information and meeting dates please telephone Alison Anderson.

Salvation Army
Admirals Avenue,
Pallister Park,
Baby Changing FacilitiesDisabled Toilet FacilitiesWheelchair Access

Service Hours:Meet Fortnightly on Friday Evenings (term time only) 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost:£2.50 per family unit
Restrictions:5yrs mths - 16yrs mths
The Service is restricted to: All Areas and No geographical restrictions we are open to anyone who feels we can be of help.
PALS is part of our Community Programme at the Salvation Army and is open to anyone with a child on the Autistic Spectrum. Parents can self refer. We also receive referrals through Health and Education Authority. PALS facilities are aimed at children 5-16 years. This is flexible, however according to young persons abilities and needs older children are welcome and we have toys available for younger children available.
Parents & Carers only
Children only
Adult supervision required
Contact:Alison Anderson
(Group Leader/Salvation Army Officer)
Tel:01642 327545

Venue telephone: 01642 327545

For further information regarding this service, please use the service contact details given above.

If you are unable to find the information or advice you need from this website, please phone the Families Information Service on 0800 073 8800 or use the Families' Guidecontact us form and we will try to assist you further.

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