Poppy is age 12, she has been attending various Your Space sessions for some years now. Poppy adores coming to her ‘club’ and looks forward to every session. It can often be used as a bribe at home to promote good behaviour so Your Space has a positive effect twofold. The staff are second to none, I know Poppy is well cared for with all her needs met by the highly motivated and well trained staff. To leave a child with Additional Needs with other people takes real trust and Your Space provide this in buckets. The holiday club is an essential part of school holiday survival. It allows me to spend some time with my other child doing activities that might not be appropriate for Poppy. Having a club to go to for Poppy, just like her neuro typical sister enhances Poppy’s well-being, she is included ins something special just for her, she has some friends she looks forward to seeing each week and we are so very grateful for Your Space making all of our lives better! Thank you.. From all the Evans Family x
Iwan has Dravet Syndrome, this means he has complex epilepsy, Autism, ADHD and ataxia. He is unpredictable and has no awareness of danger and he is super wobbly.
We are able to leave Iwan at Your Space knowing that he is safe hands. He is a very lively and demanding boy and we welcome the rest when he is at his special club.
The staff are not phased at all by Iwan’s epilepsy and behaviour which is a huge relief as even our friends and family are scared of being left alone with Iwan.
The staff embrace Iwan’s strange and funny ways. They are extremely attentive and he enjoys the one to one support and attention he gets.
Iwan would go to Your Space every week if he could and as he gets older we will start to bring him to an evening club for the fun, activities and amazing sensory room.
We are very lucky to be able to access this club; we feel at ease and enjoy our time out while he is there.
Your Space is an amazing friendly, supportive service for both children
(either with or awaiting assessment for ASD) and their families. They offer the child a place to feel safe, understood and happy to just be themselves whilst giving them the opportunity to make friends and have fun in a safe environment. All staff are friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable and my daughter loves going to art group. My son also benefits from the sibling Sundays which allows them to run round and spend energy with staff always joining in to make it even more fun! The sensory room is a lovely calming safe space that the children love to go after school. As a parent it has given me the opportunity to go on an amazing course that had helped me learn a lot and understand my daughter a lot better. There is also a supportive network of other parents/carers who themselves can provide invaluable advice a mnd I am looking forward to going to a parent support group in the future. The service listens to what the parents and families would like and do there best to extend their service to meet their needs.
Your Space has been fantastic for Gino. The holiday club helps with routine and the sensory room is s lovely calm place to spend time. The swim sessions allow our family a trip out together which rarely happens. The staff are so helpful and the courses are so helpful for me as a parent and a professional. I am so glad I found out about Your Space I know Gino will make many happy memories there xx
Declan, Ronan, Connor
Your Space is an amazing charity and has supported us as a family since it first set up at Black Park Chapel in Chirk. I have 3 boys Declan 14,Ronan 12 and Connor 6. Declan was diagnosed with ASD at age 5 and we suspect that Connor is on the spectrum also. The boys attend a variety of groups with your space including swimming, sports hall session, rollerskating, ball skills and currently Declan is attending domestic skills sessions where he is learning how to cook some delicious meals whilst being supported. In july 2013 Your Space including Declan went on stage at the Eisteddfod in Llangollen, it was amazing and a special memory we will always cherish and remember. All the staff at your space are lovely and I feel confident that my boys are well cared for and supported during the sessions with them. I feel so lucky that we have such an amazing charity local to us that we can access. Thank you for everything yourspace x