Activities for people we support
Autism at Kingwood is committed to providing a range of activities that will suit the wide-ranging interests of people we support.
We have a large allotment in Henley-on-Thames where our Gardening Coordinator supports people to enjoy gardening and DIY in a safe and peaceful space. In the winter months, our Garden Coordinator visits some of our supported living homes, to help them get set up for the next gardening season. Therapeutically, gardening is proven to improve well-being and physical health, and the people we support benefit from this, as well as learning new skills.
Please note the following activities have been paused during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Sun Club, based in central Reading, is a weekly social group open to all adults with autism or a learning disability in Reading. Each week we hold a different activity from arts and crafts, discos, Halloween parties and an annual 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 from 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 work with Dogs for Good and support 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.
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 or going on a steam train.