We have partnered with Brittas Bay Surf School to run surfing sessions in Brittas the last two Septembers. We hope to continue this late summer activity.
Cost: EUR 15 per session
Our wall climbing activity is in its fourth year. This activity is held in the UCD sports hall . Currently we run three sessions ( 45 minutes long one after the other on a Sunday afternoon ).The numbers for this activity are kept very low to ensure each child receives the support he/she requires . For this reason we have a wait list . Once a child secures a place on the wall team they will keep this place until they no longer wish to continue with this activity . Parents/sibling / carers may wish to become belay trained and we occasionally hold training sessions with Ed Cox our coach . The age limit is over 7 and parents need to remain onsite at all times during this activity .
Jumpzone hold a special autism friendly jumpzone session on designated Saturdays during school term time. You must have a waiver signed online with the park prior and wear the special socks provided by the park . Only half the park is available to the children during this special session due to safety concerns . The music is turned off and the treats are removed from the coffee shop counter . Children must be over 5 and parents/carers need to remain on site at all times . Jumpzone kindly donate the proceeds of the session once a term . Book on our Facebook page.
Cost EUR 10 per session
The teen group meet once a month approx . This activity is new this year . The venue is mostly Stillorgan bowling but other locations include Starbucks , McDonalds , and the cinema . Our parents remain on site unless agreed by the parent coordinator . The age limit is 13 plus .
We run regular athletics sessions at Irishtown Stadium during the school term with a highly experienced instructor Donal Nestor and two Transition Year students. Currently in three age groups from 6 to 18
Cost: EUR10 per session
OS kayaking takes place every year in the early summer at Surfdock, Ringsend. We hire eight double kayaks and kids go out with their own parent or helper. They do a tour of Grand Canal Basin and end up jumping into the water off a pontoon which many of them greatly enjoy.
We are led by a qualified instructor and all gear is supplied.
Cost: depends on level of grant-aid available
Paul Dowling of Rathdown Karate has been leading our special group in St. Brigids Hall, Stillorgan every Saturday morning at 11 am since 2016. He brings his massive experience to the job and is helped by four young volunteers so that the ratio is often 2:1. Karate is highly indicated in international research for kids with autism and many of our kids have mastered quite good skills as well as venting unwanted aggression and learning to follow instructions.
Cost: EUR10 per session, paid per term after taster session.
We have partnered with Angels Boxing Club to run boxing sessions in their fully equipped gym in Kilmacud. Currently three sessions around lunch-time on Saturdays led by our coach Reg. Great for getting out that aggression and good for co-ordination.
Cost: EUR10 per session