Subject to changes in government guidelines we are delighted to be able to announce that we will be re-launching our parent support group ‘Links’ after the Easter holidays. This group is for the parents and carers of children who have a diagnosis of Autism, or who are going through the diagnostic process. Links meets each Thursday during term time in our Day Centre from 10am to 12pm.
We have worked hard to ensure that we are able to re-launch Links safely and so the sessions may look a little different to what previous attendees are used to but we assure you they will still be as supportive as ever.
The first session back will be on Thursday 22nd April and bookings will open for this session on Monday 19th April and will be made via our website.
Please note bookings will be on a first come first served basis only and we ask that all parents please read the following important information before making their first booking:
1. We will be operating a booking system for Links and only parents/carers who have booked in advance will be able to attend on the day. We will be limiting bookings to 10 parents/carers per session in order to ensure social distancing can be maintained at all times.
2. Anyone over the age of 11 without a valid exemption will be required to wear a mask when entering, exiting and moving around the building. You will also be required to sanitise your hands when you arrive and will be signed in by a member of staff and shown to your assigned seat. Your mask may be removed when seated.
3. We will be able to provide limited refreshments (tea, coffee, water, packaged biscuits) only. A member of staff/volunteer will take your order when you arrive and bring your refreshments to you to reduce your movement around the building. This member of staff will be wearing PPE (gloves and mask/visor) and your refreshments will be provided in disposable cups which we ask that you dispose of in the bin provided when exiting the building.
4. We will also be able to accommodate a small number of children at our on-site creche for the duration of each Links session. Please note spaces are extremely limited and are only available for children under the age of 5. Please ring 01642531248 after making your booking if you are interested in a space in creche for your child.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Bookings open at 10am each Monday for the Thursday the same week – from Monday 19th April, you will be able to book here.