Clearly Cool Youth Clubs by Clearly Speaking
Clearly Cool Youth Clubs are for children and young people who have or may have, ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome and other related special needs.
These youth clubs are open to children and young people who:
Have a diagnosis of, or are suspected as having ASD/Asperger’s Syndrome.
Those with associated special needs or barriers to learning such as:
- Specific Learning Difficulties.
- Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
- Tourette’s Syndrome.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- ADHD and D.A.M.P.
- And associated behavioural and communication difficulties.
Children and young people with these special needs or barriers may feel like they do not fit in, or excluded from local clubs or activities at their school. We have worked hard to build a club which meets the needs of all those children and young people.
The activities we run provide discrete care and support to all our members. Clearly Cool Club look like any other youth club or activity days. Our clubs though have fewer participants and a higher number of adult supporters. This allows our specialist and trained staff to support your children and young adults more successfully. This allows them to build friendships and to enjoy their time with us in a safe and supportive environment.
All sessions help to improve social communication skills. Activities and crafts are planned to help all members to have a go with as much independence as possible. Members can also participate together so we can encourage friendships and positive relationships.
The youth clubs allow us to work closely with children and young people in a safe and supportive place. This gives us the opportunity to teach more appropriate social communication skills. We also support young people with peer and family relationship issues. We try to enable them to recognise how their behaviour may cause others to react negatively and how to change their behaviour to gain a more positive response.
Our aim is to provide relaxed, fun yet calm environments suiting the needs of the children and young people attending. We are able to set up activities which cater for specific areas of special needs and disabilities. We have a range of sensory equipment and we can offer regular sessions for families to book. Local groups working with children with more severe sensory needs or learning disabilities can also come in and use the centre with the support of our staff and volunteers.
Many of those we work with return to local clubs and activities with increased confidence and social communication skills. They may also feel more included and better able to manage and build new friendships. Our activity clubs are led by our Special Needs Consultant Janet Nicks. Jane is on hand to speak to parents about any worries, concerns or those who need help and support.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Janet Nicks
- Contact Position
- Project Director / Special Needs Consultant
- Clearly Speaking
- Parent Organisation
- Clearly Speaking | Specialist Children and Family Support Services (Buckingham)
Where to go
- Clearly Speaking
- MK18 1AS
- Venue Notes
Situated between Buckingham Upper School and Swan Leisure Centre. Busses stop directly opposite the centre and to and from Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Bicester.
We hold our youth club next door in the youth centre in Buckingham. Parking is provided directly outside and is free on a Sunday.
- Geographic Area Covered
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Every 2 weeks on a Sunday throughout the year.
- Time of day
- Session Information
You must book places for children and young people 01280 824871
Juniors: 10am to 12 Midday
Seniors: 1pm to 3:30pm
- Cost Description
- First Child: £3
- Second Child: £2.50
- Third Child: £1.50
- £1 for any subsequent children
- Age Ranges
Junior Activities From Birth to 12 years
Senior Activities From 13 years to 18 years
We are able to set up activities which cater for specific areas of special needs and disabilities. We have a range of sensory equipment and we can offer regular sessions for families to book. Local groups working with children with more severe sensory needs or learning disabilities can also come in and use the centre with the support of our staff and volunteers.
- Contact Name
- Janet Nicks
- Contact Telephone
- 01280 824871
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
- Needs Level
- All Needs Met
- SEN Provision Type
- Universal service (No referral required)
General Local Offer Response
- What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?
All our staff have been given an enhanced DBS Check, along with manual handling training, first aid, Child protection training, as well as our extensive training package for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Mental Health and physical disability training.
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