All about Me&U Youth Club..
Hey there! Are you looking for a supportive and welcoming community for young people who identify on the autistic spectrum? If so, then you've come to the right place!
At the Me&U Youth Club, we understand that being a young person on the spectrum can be challenging at times.
That's why we've created a safe and inclusive space where you can socialise with your peers, make new friends, and develop the social skills that will serve you well throughout your life.
We know that school can be tough and that you may feel isolated from your classmates. That's why we offer a variety of fun and engaging activities and programs that are designed to help you have a great time, boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, and just be yourself.
Our team of trained staff and dedicated volunteers are here to support you every step of the way. They're passionate about helping young people like you reach your full potential, and they'll do everything they can to make sure you have a positive and enjoyable experience at our club.
So if you're looking for a place to belong, a place where you can be yourself and make the most of your time, then don't hesitate to come and check out the Me&U Youth Club. We can't wait to meet you and help you thrive!
Our members are listened to, and every effort is made to introduce activities that meet individual needs.
The environment is both calm and welcoming, and the members can participate in the activities that they prefer.
me&u offer a variety of activities both structured and unstructured which include:
Team Building Games
Every week lots of fun is had through team building activities. All members are encouraged to join in and participate.
Team building games help members practice social skills in a fun, non-threatening environment, builds up confidence and helps fun interaction that develops trusting friendships.
Play Consoles Together
Thinking about strategy when playing computer games really helps our members relax. They play in a safe environment with other fellow gamers who share similar interests, helping develop friendships through a shared passion.
Gaming can also be used to help people learn new things or practise their skills, for example the hand-eye coordination skills required to throw an item from one side of the screen to the other.
Participate in a range of indoor sports such as football, basketball, curling, dance class, cricket and others.
Sports gets members physically active, helps with understanding of team dynamics, positive play and supports mental well-being.
We have a variety of board games and tabletop games which are both entertaining and educational.
These games help our members develop skills like decision making, social interaction, and critical thinking at the same time as having fun with friends.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts happens each week with different themes and types of arts/crafts offered.
The sensory nature of this type of play and expression helps members discover new textures and colours while building motor skills through activities like painting, drawing, cutting or folding.
Learn to Dance
Dance classes often involve different themes and styles, such as ballet, modern, hip-hop, etc.
The physical nature of dance helps members develop their motor skills and coordination while exploring different movements, rhythms, and expressions.