Activities for people we support
Like anyone else, many autistic people like to access leisure and developmental activities, but find need a little extra support.
Autism at Kingwood is committed to providing a range of activities that will suit the wide-ranging interests of people we support.
The Sun Club, based in central Reading, is a weekly social group open to adults with autism or a learning disability. Each week we hold a different activity from arts and crafts, discos and a Prom! Our group members are key in choosing what activities we put on.
For more information, click on to the Sun Club event page
The Tuesday Club is a weekly club based in Wallingford on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. It is based at Wallingford Methodist Church Centre, Wallingford, OX10 0AR fromF 7 pm-8.30pm. People attending help to decide activities such as discos and karaoke. It costs £4 to attend and this includes a drink and a snack.
We run a Gardening Project in Henley-on-Thames providing meaningful and therapeutic activity for autistic people, in a safe and peaceful space. We also have use of a space once a week at Path Hill Outdoors.
We are delighted to continue working with Dogs for Good made possible by a three-year grant from The Kennel Club for which we are extremely grateful, supporting a small number of autistic adults through Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) techniques, to help them overcome specific challenges and develop life skills. Community Dog Handler Hayley talks about her work with Fleck here and a video of Mark, who we support with Fleck here.
Aspiration, our support service for people who have been diagnosed as adults with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism living in Oxfordshire, organise workshops and events; more details can be found on their Facebook page two regular events. Two regular events are:
Café Group takes place on the first Wednesday of the month. The venue is George Street Social, 35 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH from 5.30pm-7pm. Members normally meet up outside, get some food and drink and then have a chat.
Cinema Group is a regular meet-up on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This group is held at the George Street Odeon, George Street, Oxford OX1 2BL. The time is dependent on the film showing times – check the Aspiration Facebook page for updated information.
Please note Aspiration help organise the groups but Aspiration do not attend the groups as they are peer-led.
Many people we support love our parties – we usually throw a Christmas bash and an Annual Celebration in May. However, for some people we support, parties and social gatherings aren’t fun or relaxing, and so we strive to ensure we provide enjoyable and stimulating activities for them – such as boating, going on a steam train.