Romsey Mill Aspire Programme.
"I have learned to be more adventurous, sociable and open-minded."
The Aspire Programme supports young people (9 - 18 year olds) in and around Cambridge, who have been diagnosed with high-functioning autistic spectrum conditions and who are in mainstream education.
Our weekly youth clubs create a social space for members to interact at a level with which they are comfortable. We offer a high ratio of support from committed volunteers. Young people come to relax and be themselves, and to do things that they enjoy. There is no pressure to socialise, but members often find they enjoy sharing activities such as board games, pool, table tennis, lego, crafts or cooking, with others who have similar interests and difficulties. One member said "Autistic people just understand each other."
To volunteer with Aspire you would need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, paid for by Romsey Mill. You would also need to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering.
Aspire groups run at various times during weekday evenings, so there should be a day and time to suit you. We have opportunities in Cambourne and north Cambridge, as well as at Romsey Mill Centre. Groups are age and gender specific, except for Aspire Plus which is a mixed group from 17 yrs - 19 yrs.