M.A.T.E.S Autism Social Groups
Meet. At. Toby’s and. Engage. Socially
Mini MATES is an exciting new monthly programme of events and activities for children and young people aged 6 to 8 who have, or are awaiting a diagnosis of autism. Mini Mates meet once a month on a Thursday at Toby House. It offers fantastic chances to take part in brilliant social activities.
MATES Juniors is an exciting monthly programme of events and activities for children and young people aged 9 to 12 who are autistic and/or have other related disorders. Mates Juniors meet once a month on a Tuesday and is a fantastic chance to take part in brilliant social activities whilst making friends in a completely relaxed and non-judgemental environment.
MATES Seniors is an exciting monthly programme of events and activities for young people aged 13+ who are autistic and/or have other related disorders. They meet up on a Tuesday.
PLEASE NOTE – We are not accepting any new referrals for any of the MATES Groups at the moment.
We hope to be able to open up the Groups to new members in September 2022.
Invitations are usually given out at the end of each session, allowing young people the opportunity to decide sooner rather than later if they would like to come along next time. There’s no obligation to come to every session; we know that not everyone likes the same thing. That’s why we like to mix it up!
The exact start and end times of the sessions and what they cost are very much dependent on what we’re up to. We’ll let you know ahead of time what to expect, but rest assured, we do try to keep the cost to a minimum.
For more information on how to join in the fun, contact Lynda Richardson on 0300 365 3055 or email email@example.com
Recent feedback from one of our Mini Mates families
“I would just like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful you and all the staff at The Toby Henderson Trust are in supporting our family over the last 3 and a half years and I’m so pleased you all came into our lives when you did. It really does mean the world to us how amazing you all are, especially with our girls. Our child attending (and enjoying) mini mates has already made a huge difference to us and I want to say a BIG thank you”.
Recent feedback from one of our new Mates Seniors families
“Thanks so much to everyone, he loved his first time at Toby House Mates. He said “finally somewhere that everyone understands me” & “I can’t wait for next time”. Us as parents are so happy we have found a place that he can spend time out of school, it will be massive to help with his social skills and meeting others and most of all to have fun, chill out & make new friends”.