I wondered if anyone could help me. The thing is I can't bear to watch my ds having to go through another school holiday with no friends to play with. He's nearing 5 with HFA,(possibly Aspergers) and only yesterday he asked me if I could ask one of his classmates to come round and play with him. I found this request really upsetting because at school he doesn't have any friends, I can't think of any child that would willingly come round and play. I also don't know any of the parents that I could speak to about this. Easter is approaching and I really don't want him to spend more time on his own. Playschemes are not an option because he needs alot of supervision. He thoroughly enjoys indoor ball parks but he's always the child without a friend, and this is suddenly dawning on him, I just wondered if any groups existed with like minded children, where they could all play together in the Hampshire/Surrey area. I've not heard of any such groups and I think I'm clutching at straws abit but I know if any did exist you lot would know. Thanks
I don't know if this is the case in your area or not, but our local council runs two sets of school holiday playschemes alongside each other: one for NT children and one for SN children. Whilst training to be a teacher my sister worked on the SN playschemes for 3 years and they were absolutely brilliant, all sorts of activities and days out. I think places were quite limited because of the level of support offered (at least one to one in most cases) but it would be worth making further enquiries.
I'm sure someone more local to you will post soon to offer better advice. I hope you and your ds have a lovely Easter holiday together, whatever you get up to.
Also, have you seen the thread about JakB's new SN play group. I don't know where she is in the country but several others on there have mentioned similar play groups in different areas.
check with social servicesabout local playschemes- locally there is a group that provides one to ones to allow children to attend mainstream playschemes. It's useless for my son, but seeems to work well with children with hfa/as. as usual- it's not well advertised- you have to ask.
Thanks for all the advice you've given me. I've just contacted social services about possible playschemes in the area. One of their duty workers will be getting back to me. She mentioned Mencap as well but apparently a social worker has to refer me first, as I might not qualify for it.Fingers crossed.
An advert in the paper...now thats a thought. If he had a little friend to play playstation with , then he'd be in heaven. But god help them if they actually beat him.He's not good at losing, just like his father.
Well I've not had a phone call from Social Services,but I'm not suprised, I'll wait a while longer but in meantime I will give NAS a ring. I'm going to make sure he gets a place somewhere for the next hols.
Thats kind of you scummymummy but my driving skills aren't up to the streets of London yet, I live about 40 miles away. Shame though.
I know it says disabled and children with medical difficulties but when my dd was (wrongly) dx with Adhd they sent me so much info.
They send out a newsletter evry about 8 weeks and it was on there. Good luck