Junior Social Group – 7-12 years

Connect’s Junior Social Group is open to families in the St.Helens area, whose children have diverse needs which makes socialising difficult, e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Parent/Carers stay with their children to support them. There is no cost for the activities which are designed together with children. These can include board games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities. The group is supported by Connect’s Toy and Leisure Library with loans to children.
The group runs on alternate Wednesdays 6.00 pm– 8.00pm starting on 4 August 2021.
The Thompson centre, Allanson street school, Gaskell street,
St.Helens WA9 1PL
To find out more: Email [email protected]



Connect youth group (for young people with high functioning ASD)

The Connect youth group (formally  known as Youth Asperger’s Group) is a group for children and young people aged 11 – 25.

The group is run by Karen Byrne.  We organise activities, games and trips with the aim of strengthening social communication skills in an informal setting. We ask parents to stay whilst the group is running to ease anxiety of the young people who attend. The group is free to join and attend each session but all new members need to complete a membership form.

The group will be restarting on Wednesday 11th August 2021 7pm -9 pm  at The Thompson Centre, Gaskell Street, Parr, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 1PL.
Facilities include
Sports hall
· Kitchen
· Free on-site car parking
If you are 11+  a St Helens resident, with a diagnosis of ASD or awaiting a diagnosis and would like to socialise with other high functioning ASD young people please get in touch.
New members are very welcome, there are no fees and free refreshments
Membership forms can be requested from [email protected]
Or drop in and see what’s going on.
We have computer consoles, board games, a large outside area, arts and crafts, Lego
This is an ideal opportunity to join with other new people at the same time!
Any enquires please get in touch

To find out more:
Email [email protected]

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