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SHORT BREAKS PROVISION

FAMILY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES AND THEIR SIBLINGS

Giving disabled children opportunities that their peers take for granted

SPONSOR A DAY OF ACTIVITIES FOR £1,200



Can you imagine not being able to visit the theatre because of a fear that your child will be considered disruptive?  £1,200 will enable us to give 24 families the opportunity to enjoy a half-day session in which siblings (neurotypical and those with special needs and disabilities) can share equally in the fun.


WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE

  • A safe and secure environment with accessible toilet facilities & disabled parking bays. 
  • A multi-sensory, interactive, walkabout performance for everyone to enjoy. Led by a team of Head2Head's actors, families will move around the venue, discovering scenes and meeting characters from the story, with
    •  Fun songs, actions and movement-to-music.
    • Some signing and communication aids.
    • Puppetry, colourful sets and sensory props.
    • Free advance pack and familiarisation back-stage visits for those on the autistic spectrum.
  • During the lunch period families will be able to eat their picnics, explore our sensory tent, play giant games, engage in craft activities and have the opportunity to meet other families and share experiences.

 

WHERE WE VISIT

Our current activities are funded by the Short Break Programmes of Hampshire, East Sussex, Kent and West Sussex.  Families are travelling long distances to reach these activities and we wish to extend our services into Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hertfordshire, Dorset, Bedfordshire, Surrey and parts of South London.  We plan to provide 36 days during 2017-18 and, to date, have raised funding for 9 days.


 "I thought it was absolutely amazing the way all the children were able to join in. Even with a huge range of abilities within the group at every turn there was an opportunity for EVERYONE to take part and you made sure no one was left out."                                                                                                                                   [Caroline Black, parent]

"Head2Head managed to get my son with autism to participate, which is a very difficult thing to do. The songs were particularly memorable for him and amazingly, he was able to recount some of the plot line after the show."                                                                                                                                                     [Jane Gregory, parent]