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June 2019 Newsletter

 

Hello and welcome to our June Newsletter with
information on upcoming events.

ASN Leisure Opportunities – Summer Guide 2019
We’re hoping to have another guide to what’s on and
inclusive over summer in Edinburgh. We’re currently
collating information so if you know of a great
service, experience or activity please let us know.
Email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk or pass info
on to any member of the team.
Thanks for your help!

EVENTS COMING UP
Coffee Morning
For all parents raising a child with autism
Aliki and Callum will host our next event on Wednesday the 12th of June, 10am til 12pm at The Well Cafe (at the Methodist church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX).
The focus of this session will be about sharing a child’s diagnosis and the various challenges this can raise. Some parents will be joining us to share with you their choices and approach to this and we’ll also share some of our own resources which can help.
Tea, coffee and scones are on us!

Dad’s nights
For all dads raising a child with autism
Pete and the dads are planning to meet at The Golf Tavern at 7:30pm on whichever night is most popular from the doodle poll. Follow the link below to let us know which dates suit you.
https://doodle.com/poll/if9vfhssnrzttrpa
The plan is to go for a round of pitch and put on the Brunstfield Links then a drink at the Golf Tavern afterwards.If anyone doesn’t fancy the pitch and putt then feel free just to join us from 8:30ish for the drinks. The first drink will be on Tailor Ed after getting our recent grant from Better Breaks for our social events!
There’s also a group of dads that meet on the third Thursday of each month at The Newsroom (on Leith Street) for their pub quiz. They’re really happy for other dads to join them. The dates for this year are the 18th of July, 15th of August, 17th of October and 21st of November. Feel free to get in touch with Iain if you plan to head along (iain.mackenzie@gmail.com).

Autism Friendly Play Session
Open to all children with ASN
Our regular autism friendly play session at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday June 26th from 4pm-6pm. Time Twisters is at Unit 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ.
It was great to see some new faces at our May session. Please be assured that there is extra upstairs seating available where numbers will be limited to ensure it’s a quieter space for those who need it. Sessions are closed to the general public but siblings and friends are welcome to attend. A member of Tailor Ed staff (usually Pete) will be present at these sessions and runs a few group games for those who wish to take part.
These sessions now cost £2 per child (adults enter for free).

Ride a Bike Workgroup
For families referred to Tailor Ed
Again this summer we’re running our workshop for parents who want to teach their child to ride a bike.
This will be run by our project workers Kate and Pete and will consist of two sessions:
The first session is just for parents/carers and will be on Tuesday 18th of June here at our office from 6:30-8:30pm. Our office is at 11 Maritime Street, EH6 6SB. At this first session we will go through the practicalities of teaching your child to ride a bike and how to decide if your child is ready, as well as watching some videos of the basic exercises we will be using.
The second session is for parents and carers and their child to practice riding a bike. This session will be on Saturday the 22nd of June between 10am-2pm at the Edinburgh Academy Junior School grounds in Cannonmills (free parking will be available). Kate and Pete will be on hand to help you teach your child and practice the various exercises.
Places on this workshop must be booked in advance as there is limited places and are only available to those with an Tailor Ed referral. To book email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk or call the office and ask
to speak to Kate or Pete.

Tailor Ed Family Day
For families referred to Tailor Ed
Our annual family day will be on Saturday the 10th of August from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Broughton St Mary’s Church.12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE. As ever we’ll have plenty activities both inside and out and refreshments for all. We’re also inviting some families to a quieter hour before the main event. If this is something you think you and your family would benefit from please get in touch or speak to your Project Worker.
We also have some funding available to help families with transport to and from the event. If a taxi would make it possible for you to attend please just let us know.
Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk to let us know if you plan to attend. We’re looking forward to another fun family day.

Early Years Family Day
For families referred to Tailor Ed Early Years Service
We’re hosting a family day just for our younger families on Saturday the 7th of September. This will take place at Broughton St Mary’s Church.12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.
Again we’ll have a range of activities and snacks and can help with transport if needed. Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk to let us know if you plan to attend or let your Project Worker know.

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