Open Rep Summer School (Ages 8-13)

Birmingham REP in partnership with Open Theatre is holding creative drama sessions for 8 – 13 year olds on the autistic spectrum or with mild and moderate learning disabilities. Taking place over three days, these sessions will be fun and engaging – bringing out and developing hidden abilities for improvising, performing and exploring all kinds…Read moreRead more

KIDS Summer Nursery

KIDS Summer Nursery runs Monday – Friday 5-23 August inclusive with healthy eating and physical activities.  Further details on the flyer below.   (more…)

Autis at Highcroft Community Centre

Autis Birmingham is one of the Children’s Quarter members that is creating opportunities for children and young people with additional needs to take part in sport, arts and crafts, sensory play and enjoy healthy food this summer.     Autis Birmingham is a community project which supports families affected by autism & other additional needs throughout…Read moreRead more

ATHAC Summer Sessions in Short Heath

ATHAC (Access to Heritage, Arts and Culture) is delivering sessions for children and young people with additional needs this summer as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program.  ATHAC – a social enterprise which is a member of the Children’s Quarter Co-operative – has more than 15 years experience of breaking down the barriers facing…Read moreRead more

Hamilton School Summer Playscheme

Hamilton School is offering a 2 week playscheme as part of the Happy Healthy Holidays programme for pupils with Autism and complex learning difficulties.  Children will enjoy physical and creative play opportunities with breakfast, smoothie making and a hot and healthy lunch. See the attached flyer and contact school to book a place (more…)

Extended Summer Sessions at Baskerville School

Baskerville School students have an opportunity as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program to attend extended summer sessions where they can enjoy sports, games and healthy food.  The scheme runs 22-26 July at the school in Harborne. Baskerville School is a special school for students aged 11 to 19 years, with autistic spectrum disorders…Read moreRead more

Parks for Play Summer Sessions

Summer Play at Uffculme School, Moseley has been organised by local charity Parks for Play as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program.  Parks for Play was set up to provide opportunities for children and young people who are disabled or who have additional needs and has been organising inclusive play in parks, schools, streets,…Read moreRead more

Autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people

There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Autism affect children, young people and adults. Source: NHS Information Centre, Community and Mental Health Team See the National Autistic Society…Read moreRead more

About Children on the Autistic Spectrum and their Experience of School

Of children on the autism spectrum: over a third (34%) say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on; nearly two -thirds (63%) are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them; more than 1 in 6 have been suspended from school; and 1 in 25 has…Read moreRead more

More than 1 in 10 children with special educational needs has a diagnosis of autism

More than one in ten (11%) of children with special educational needs in state funded schools has a diagnosis of autism.  The number of Statements/EHC Plans that list autism as the primary need increased by 3% between 2010 and 2013. Source: Special educational needs in England published in January 2014 by DfE (more…)