SEN Family Saturdays is a new community based, parent led charitable organisation working voluntarily for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Islington community.
Living with someone (my son) who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has made me very aware of how this disorder impacts the whole family. It has been a struggle to get the right support for my son's education and without the help of charities like SEN Family Saturdays I would still be at a loss of who to turn to. His sever speech delay meant he had trouble playing with other children and would often be excluded.
SEN Family Saturdays provides a safe understanding setting with experienced staff where children with autism can flourish, learn and explore without feeling judged by others. In addition families are given advice, information and strategies to cope with daily struggles. And sign post them to resources in the community for further support.
SEN Family Saturdays runs on Saturday mornings for 3.5 hours each week with staff trained in safeguarding and first aid. They are compassionate, patient people experienced in working with children with needs.