At Galway Autism Partnership, we offer camps and clubs for children and young people ages three and upwards. Clubs and camps are open to children with a diagnosis of autism and also those undergoing or awaiting assessment for autism.
In addition to this, we also offer clubs and meet-ups for autistic adults or those who are undergoing or awaiting assessment for autism.
We also run our Super Siblings club for siblings of autistic children and adults.
Our mission is to create a welcoming, accessible space where children, young people and adults can be themselves, meet new people and make friends and relax while enjoying fun activities.
Our clubs and camps are primarily social clubs with activities organised by GAP Facilitators and Volunteers. Activities may include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, sensory play, baking, science experiments, music, dancing, yoga, walks and nature activities.
GAP also runs special interest clubs for our members. We currently offer:
– Fit and Funky Kids clubs
– Venture Out (outdoor therapeutic activities for teenagers)
– Gaming groups
– ”Like Minds” group for children and teenagers
All of our clubs and camps rely heavily on volunteers to help support the participants. Without the appropriate number of volunteers for a club or camp, it cannot run and all clubs and camps are subject to cancellation dependent on volunteer numbers.
GAP Facilitators and Volunteers are Garda Vetted, complete Children First training and are supported to create ”Autism-friendly” clubs and camps.
To view any of our policies including Admissions and Vetting policy please visit www.galwayautismpartnership.com/policies/
Please contact the GAP office if you have any questions pertaining to GAP clubs or volunteering.
Phone 091588899 or Email [email protected]