Groups and Activities for Children with ASD



PLEASE NOTE: Organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Merton Branch or the NAS.



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15th Wallington Scout Group


The 15th Wallington Scout Group provides fun and adventure for young people with additional needs.

Beavers - Ages 6 to 8

Cubs - ages 8 to 10 1/2

Scouts - ages 10 1/2 to 14

Explorers - young people aged 14 to 18 years 

Network - young people aged 18 to 25 years

Activities range from arts and crafts to cooking, camping, games, water activities, learning new skills and exploring our community. We follow the programme of the Scout Association making adaptations where necessary to suit the needs of the young people in our group.


Acacia Adventure Playground



The Acacia Adventure Playground is for all children and young people aged 5-16. It is a stimulating and challenging play space where play workers are on site at all times when the playground is open. Facilities include a giant climbing frame, fire pit, trampoline, treehouses, a giant swing, wigwams and a spinner. Indoor activities are also provided, including table tennis, and a Sensory Room.



All About Girls Group 


All About Girls is a monthly group for teenage girls with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or complex needs to enjoy a short break together. The group meets in Carshalton at weekends.The group offers peer support for teenage girls with ASD and  / or complex needs. This group are often a minority within the SEND population so this allows them to have time together to enjoy a range of activities including trips out, sports and dance, cooking and life skills, pampering and craft.


The girls generate the ideas for the activities. The group helps to develop social participation, confidence and independence.


The group is for girls aged 13-18 who have ASD or complex needs. There is a limit of 10 girls per session.



The Curly Hair Project


A support service for families and girls with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The curly hair project (CHP) aims to help women and girls with Asperger's Syndrome and their neurotypical loved ones to communicate and understand each other better.


Eddie Catz children's entertainment centre 



Indoor softplay centre where children have the chance to play, explore and learn.  Eddie Catz run SEN play sessions thoughout  the year, please see their website.



Baby SIFFS (Sensory Impairment Family & Friends Society)



This is a support group for pre-school children and their parents and carers to meet fortnightly, subject to demand, with a member of the Sensory Support Service. The group provides an opportunity for parents/carers to meet other parents/carers and discuss issues related to sensory impairment and their child, whilst their children play together.



Merton Mencap : Buddies


A weekly leisure club for children/young people aged 12-18 with moderate to high and severe learning disabilities and autism in Merton.  Outings and leisure activities are organised within the community.