SuperSONIC is our club for 12-17 olds with autism or other additional needs. It’s a safe place to have fun, learn new things and make new friends with a strong emphasis on personal and social development as they prepare to enter adult life. We help them to become independent and enjoy life like any other teenager, working together as a team and celebrating each other.
Each week we enjoy some chill out time together as well as some structured activities, such as Cup Pong challenges, arts and crafts, cooking, LEGO building, table tennis and pool. We sometimes go on day trips during the holidays to places like crazy golf, the cinema or bowling. We have a lot of fun!
Our Youth Centre is a safe, fun, creative environment and parents often comment that they know their child is safe and supported when they are with us.
We'd love to see your child at SuperSONICS, but they must be able to access youth provision independently. You will also need a Gateway card, but don’t worry if you don’t have one, we can help you apply.
Having Super Hero fun with the KA team
KingPins is SuperSONIC fun for the older age range of 18-25 years old. Like SuperSONICs, those who attend have autism or other additional needs and are accepted and celebrated for their achievements, strengths and talents.
We continue to share their journey, supporting them in their independence and enjoyment of life.
Include video from Mandy:
what's special about our programme, what a difference it makes and how much fun it is
can we get stills of sessions spliced into video?
perhaps some of the YCs saying what they like about it? And parents
Perhaps get YCs to hold up a letter each in zoom spelling out Thank you so we can do a bit about everyone who has supported the Young Carers either financially or with their time/skills/donations.
Young Carer's Lead
I love coming to KA!
Knowing my child can access activities in a safe, fun space makes me smile.
We know, as parents, that our son is really safe with the King's Arms.
It gives my daughter a chance to meet up with friends and the independence she needs whilst giving us time with her sister.
Although COVID-19 has meant that our Youth Centres are currently closed, we are still there for our SuperSONICs and KingPins. There is plenty to get involved with on KA at Home, from competitions and challenges to funny content on Instagram: @ka_athome and our zoom groups.
Our Youth Workers are available each weekday from 3.30-4.15pm to chat privately to Young Carers.
Maybe they're worried about school, or struggling with current issues, or maybe they just want a different someone to talk to, we’re still here for them.
REFER SOMEONE TO SUPERSONICS
The SuperSONIC and KingPins programmes work on a referral only basis; a parent, teacher or other professional can make this referral using the referral form below. Alternatively, if you have any questions about the process or would just like to chat and find out a bit more, please email or call Mandy May-Martin on 07769 991552 or 01730 231292 or ask someone in your school or college to contact us.