At Spectrum Space we like to do things a little differently.
Awesome Group is a social and special interest group for 10-15 year olds on the autism spectrum. The group is not therapeutic, instead we use a strengths-based approach to concentrate on the inherent strengths an individual has with the goal to focus on the positive.
Centred around individual interests, Awesome is a place where you can come to have fun, develop new friendships and learn new skills. Transitioning from primary to high school can be a time of excitement, but also of worry about changes to familiar routines. The Awesome Group has been designed with this in mind and provides a more sheltered and structured environment where social skills can be developed and practised, making the transition easier.
As a member of the group, we invite YOU to make the decisions on what you would like to do as a group from start to finish. This way, you learn about each other while exploring things you are actually interested in.
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What if I am older than 15?
Awesome acts as a feeder into the YES (Youth Engaging Successfully) Group. YES Group is for 13 to 18 year olds on the spectrum and is where your journey continues. Sometimes you might feel ready to move into the YES Group before you’re 15, which is why our age ranges overlap by a few years.
All of our groups are facilitated by qualified and talented professionals with autism experience, who aim to build participants’ confidence and self-esteem and reinforce the message that we all have talents and strengths.