THE 2019/2020 COMMITTEE
We are a Small local charity that supports families and carers within Ayrshire who are affected by ASD.
Our main aims are to provide information and support to other parents by sharing experiences as well as referring them to others that can be of more help with specific problems
we also provide the kids with play and educational experiences through our holiday activities and events during Easter, Summer and October breaks
We are totally self funding group by organising fundraising events throughout the year
including a psychic night, tombola stall at the maidens harbour gala among others
We have an elected management committee (all parents) who take to do with the general running of the charity.
We hold monthly support group meetings often with guest speakers from health education and other charities
Where anyone affected by Autism be it themselves, family member or a friend can come along .
On a personal note it is gratifying to see the kids shine in areas that they would not even
have attempted to try without SAAS my particular moving moment was when we held our first FIB (local drama group) party one young man was so shy his mum was scared to leave him but she did and when she returned to watch the little show at the end of the party he was on stage dressed as a superhero delivered his lines perfectly she was so overcome with emotions that it made all the hard work throughout the year all worthwhile
We operate a Two tier membership system
First type is full membership
Annual Subscription fee of £12.00 (to cover our admin costs)
This gives the family access to our play activities which are free of charge at point of participation for ASD child and siblings throughout the year.
Usually held during the school holidays
Second membership is free of charge
This enables you to attend support meetings and receive monthly news letter as well as updates through our mailing list and facebook page
we as a charity feel that the services that we provide to our members are a very important part of the kids lives as without them they might not get the chance to attend and experience the social interaction that others take for granted as an ASD child would not be comfortable attending things like a youth club.
Also our meetings and events are sometimes the only time that their parents get to sit with likeminded adults with the same type of problems without feeling judged.