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CASPA is a rapidly growing charity that was set up in 2002, working with children, young people & families affected by autism.
We run social clubs, holiday activities, residential trips, an independent living skills programme for over 14s and provide support in many ways to the families of the children & young people accessing CASPA’s services.
We are based in the London Borough of Bromley and currently work with around 100 children and young people every week, primarily at The Link Youth Centre, Orpington.
We are passionate about providing inspirational activities and opportunities for children and young people with high functioning autism to develop their social, communication and independent living skills, gain confidence and increase their chances of full integration into society. We use sport, drama, visual arts, cooking, music and a whole range of other activities to bring the children & young people together, break down barriers, build confidence, increase their communication skills and enable them to relax and have fun.
At CASPA ASD children can find friends; often something they have never done before, and they can learn to be proud of who they are. All parents want their children to have fun and to experience friendship.
At CASPA, children for whom the prospect of social interaction is fearful, anxiety-inducing and to be avoided, we work gently with them to facilitate play and friendship. For parents who are anxious that their child is seen as ‘badly behaved’ or ‘inappropriate’ in other environments, we can assure them that we understand, we have strong behaviour management techniques yet we use rewards as well to celebrate every positive development or achievement and that we will support them as a family in as many ways as we can.
C/O The Link Youth Centre Midfield Way Orpington Kent BR5 2QL