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Capers is back!

15 January 2015

Sessions return this Saturday

Following our recent successful campaign for the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund People’s Millions £50,000 grant, the Capers project is back this Saturday (17th January) from 10am to 11.30am at the Stadium.

A joint venture between Autism Sussex and Crawley Town Community Foundation, we provide young people on the autism spectrum with the opportunity to participate in football and arts and crafts-based activity, whilst providing a safe environment where their needs are recognised.

Alongside the activity sessions, Capers’ programme will provide an opportunity for parents to come together and receive support and advice, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

The Capers group aims to enable its users to play as full a part in the community as is appropriate. Emphasis is placed on enabling each young person to foster independence and self-determination.

Following a set structure, sessions are delivered by trained Crawley Town FC coaches, and are supported by qualified, knowledgeable staff from Autism Sussex. The young people themselves are consulted, along with their families on what they would like to include within the programme to ensure it is meeting their needs and preferences.

The sessions will continue to run fortnightly for the immediate future. Please contact Lucy Russell at Autism Sussex, for more information and to register your interest.

Lucy Russell, Specialist Intervention Advisor on 07519057690 or

Office Helpline: 0845 450 0060

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