The Café des Arts is a Social Enterprise and the aim of this café and art gallery is to provide people with autism with an opportunity to undertake work-based learning and to showcase and sell their art work.
It’s very welcoming comfortable Café just off the sea front in the Hastings Town centre.
As well as serving delicious food and excellent coffee, the gallery has regular shows by artists from the wider autism world as well as special events so please check their diary as to what’s coming up next.
If you would like to use their Gallery Area for a private meeting or function then please contact them for further details.
Find A Voice is a Kent based registered charity which helps and supports people of all ages with speech, language and communication difficulties throughout Kent, Medway and beyond.
They are the only charity in the country that provides this service.
They visit schools, hospitals and also do home visits with all of their equipment as a mobile resource library.
Their excellent and much needed service is used by parents, teachers, speech and language therapists as well as various other professionals. There are on estimate around 25,000 people in their immediate area who would benefit from their help and expertise.
They are very much about helping people and in giving them the opportunity to have a 'voice' and to make decisions about their own lives.
Please pay them a visit and have a look at the outstanding work they do.
Music for Autism is enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families.
The concerts, held in the United States and the United Kingdom, feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
To ensure equal access for all, every Music for Autism concert is fully subsidized.
Families note that the concerts help fill a major psychosocial void, enabling them to enjoy enriching activities that are inclusive and to experience the joy and power of music as a family. Please also visit this link for USA site.
The primary goal of this organisation is to give disabled people the necessary tools and support to be able to work for themselves. They use their tried and tested “Work for Yourself" programme to support people with long-term health conditions and disabilities plus other disadvantaged people to become self-employed and start their own businesses. One of their other key goals is to persuade Government and other policy-makers that self-employment is a valuable route in to work for people facing problems getting jobs – whether due to their personal circumstances, the local employment market or the national economic situation. To work in partnership with other delivery organisations so that their business support activities reach every part of society
They are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Their work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today to this excellent organisation..
The Autism Society was founded in 1965 by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
Over the last 40 years, the Society has grown from a handful of parents into the leading source of information, research, reference and support on the autism spectrum.
The Autism Society is the oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community in the USA. T
The USA is way ahead of the UK in Autism support and if you are thinking of emigrating to America, they would be your first port of call for advice on services and support
Wishing Well House offers one to one education for children in the NorthWest of England with autism.
One area of focus in the cariculum is on the arts, in particular music, singing and movement to help develop and encourage communication skills and musical talent.
At present there are 80,000 children in the UK officially diagnosed as being autistic and only 20,000 school places.
That does not include children whose autism has been left undetected, many of whom are struggling to cope in mainstream school.
Although there are specialist schools providing this intensive education programmes, there are none in the north-west specialising in ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).
Wishing Well House will offer hope to the parents of autistic children in the NW of England by ensuring their child is maximising their learning potential and improving their communication skills to ensure that they have the best possible chance of becoming independent
If you would like to help Wishing Well House please pay them a visit and donate to this much needed service.