Autism friendly football sessions restart

Chester FC Autism Friendly Football restarts this weekend.
 

 
The sessions, which are run in partnership with Cheshire Autism Practical Support (ChAPS), offer weekly football training sessions for children with autism spectrum conditions.
 
Launched with a £2,000 grant from the One Stop Carriers for Causes scheme, the autism friendly football club is free for ChAPS members and proved very popular with youngsters and their families.
 
Qualified coaches and ChAPS support workers lead the sessions, which take place at Goals Soccer Centre on Saturday afternoons from 12 noon to 1pm.
 
ChAPS supports families with autism spectrum conditions or Aspergers syndrome, whether diagnosed or not, across Cheshire.
 
The charity aims to improve autism awareness, increase independence skills and use early intervention techniques to improve outcomes for children.
 
It provides advice, support, parental training, advocacy, counselling, mindfulness as well as a wide range of activities which are free for members.
 
For more information about the 80 plus activities ChAPS run every month, including how to become a member of ChAPS, visit www.cheshireautism.org.uk or call 0344 850 8607.