As autism parents ourselves we understand the importance of both professional help and a shoulder to lean on. Snowflakes provides support to our members through subsidised therapies, specialist talks and group meetings.
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Occupational therapy can help to improve daily living skills, such as toilet training, dressing, brushing teeth, and other grooming skills; fine motor skills required for holding objects while handwriting or cutting with scissors; gross motor skills used for walking or riding a bike, sitting, posture, or perceptual skills, such as telling the differences between colours, shapes and sizes; visual skills for reading and writing. Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for children with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and function in day-to-day life.
Play Therapy is a method of working with children who need help in dealing with their emotional and behavioural issues. Play Therapy provides them with the opportunity to “play out” their thought, feelings and problems in a non-directive way, in a safe environment with a caring therapist.
We arrange regular talks with experts in areas that are relevant to our members needs. These talks are informative, interesting and a safe and open venue to discuss your experiences and ask questions. We have covered areas such as potty training, fussy eaters and communication techniques. We but are also open to our members suggesting topics they would like covered and if enough interest we will source speakers.
Support group meetings are one of the most invaluable services that we provide, bringing parents of newly diagnosed Snowflakes together with parents who are a little further along the journey, in order for them to share experiences and swap stories. They are usually a parent’s first introduction to Snowflakes and parents usually leave their first Snowflakes support group meeting feeling hopeful and positive.
Come join us for a cuppa and a chat with other autism parents! Children & Siblings welcome. Use the time for a chat and a coffee while the kids enjoy some play time.