Welcome to our June Newsletter express News in Brief Express CIC is an independent, user led community organisation supporting young autistic people & their families. We welcome families from Kingston, Richmond & surrounding boroughs.
We hope you and your families are well and managing to enjoy some of this lovely weather, how can it be June already! Although the pace of life has very much slowed down time still flies by.
We are still here, offering support by email and telephone (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8390 4273).
We have adapted our services and can provide:
* 1:1 sessions via zoom with our therapists for autistic children and young people (more details below)
* phone/online counselling sessions (we have made contact with current clients and are taking on new clients)
* online support groups - our lovely Mums Group have regular Zoom meetings - contact us for login details.
* phone call check ins to support or just for a friendly chat. If you would like one of our volunteers to call, please let us know.
We are very sad that we had to suspend the groups at Express, particularly as we know how much important regular connection means to our attendees and that so much uncertainty provokes heightened anxiety and feelings of loneliness. This has been a concern for us and therefore we have been discussing how we may be able to best support your young people throughout this worrying and uncertain time.
We have been working really hard behind the scenes and have managed to secure some funding in order to offer a limited amount of fully funded 30 minute 1:1 Zoom sessions for your young people.
Although the zoom sessions will not replace the experience of the group, and is not offered as therapy, it does provide a continued connection and an impartial person to check in with each week which we feel could be very valuable.
If your young person would like to have a 1:1 Zoom session please email your interest to Express and we will get back to you in order to arrange a suitable time. You will need to download the Zoom App or use the web version, it is free to use.
Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism, is updating its online content to provide tailored information and support during the Coronavirus crisis. The charity wants to hear from families to understand what you need so it can provide relevant and meaningful information, support and guidance at this challenging time. Please complete this short survey to tell the charity what you need: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Autismandcoronavirus
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