EFL Day Of Disabilities a success
On Tuesday 3rd December Macclesfield Town Community Sports Trust ran a session based at Space4Autism. This coincided with the EFL’s day of disability and their #everyplayermaters campaign. The session consisted of a range of different activates from throwing and catching games to running activities.
Space4Autism is a local non profit charity in Macclesfield which started back initally in 2005 when John McKellar along with Crossroads held a public meeting and found demand for a social skill club for children who had an Autistic Spectrum Condition. Since 2005 Space4autism which was origianlly known as SPACE (Spelt backwards it starts for East Cheshire Autism Parent Support) has grown from strength to strength, they now oppertate out of a building on Mill Lane.Space4Autism offers a range of activites from afterschool clubs, to cooking classes. They even have a sensory room for children or adults to use.
The session that our community coaches ran was a massive success which all the children enjoyed and the parents had glowing reports for our coaches.
All in all it was a fantastic day which we hope the children will remember for years to come!
Alice Simpson – Parent
Harry very much enjoyed the session on Tuesday 3rd December with Macclesfield Town and Space4Autism. Harry doesnt really enjoy sports in school and cant really enage with his peers in physical education becuase he struggles to ‘keep up’ with the other kids. So to see him join in and be enganged for majority of the session was amazing to see. He didnt feel forced and he felt incolved at that was paramount to me that he felt included and felt free. Hope to see you soon.
Liz Blaydon – Parent
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! It was brilliant! The lads were so patient with and caring with the children. They showed a good understanding of their needs and set clear boundaries but made the activities accessible. My son often chooses not to participate but he loved every minute of it and asked if they were coming next week.. That speaks volume