The area of additional needs in children is truly vast and the Spectrum projects are designed and created to help alleviate that. An example of just some of the areas we presently support and are not limited to, are as follows: Autism (ASD), Dyspraxia, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), Global Development Delay (GDD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Epilepsy, Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy & Hyper-mobility.
Spectrum is a small unregistered charity at present working towards full registration in line with required growth and and our projects.
As part of our development we are constantly analysing the services and features that we provide, as well as considering new ones. Our projects focus around social and communication development skills, support sensory needs and maintaining a fun aspect to them. Where we can we will always try to include an educational element alongside them and consider such areas as the arts and environment too whilst utilising technology and interaction.
All of our projects are areas that we need to fundraise for, gain donations and work with the external grant funders and corporate partners to make happen. We have been fortunate to see fantastic support from the local community in many ways and a great belief in the work that we do.
Here are some of the projects that we are working on at the present time.
A central hub for our support that will provide dedicated sessions in an engaging sensory considered environment. The cornerstone of our work and foundation for the future.
EVENTS & DAYS OUT
Supporting access to the leading UK and local events and enabling families to take advantage of learning, fun, sport and arts they would normally struggle to cope with as just a family unit.
The provision of a modular Sensory Room utilising different fixed and handheld formats that focus on tactile, visual and aural considerations.
Harnessing the power of imagination and creativity to improve social skills, interaction and group working while having alot of fun.
A media area embracing technology, video and photography to harness creativity, provide engaging learning and fun alongside life skills.
A solution to benefit all seasons with the senses at the heart of everything. The provision of lots of colour, different ranges of smells, musical considerations for sound and of course a multitude of different textures to experience.