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AP Cymru

Creating Opportunities & Celebrating Difference

AP Cymru is a Registered Charity providing an outreach service for families at the start of their autism journey.

Our aim is to support the family as a whole to help them achieve positive outcomes for themselves.

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Slimebuster Workshop – 13th March 2018

The children had a fantastic time at our Slimebuster workshop on Tuesday 13th March 2018, and learned all about the science of making slime – perfect for National Science Week. They loved choosing colours and glitters to make their creations as unique as they are, and were thrilled that they could take their creations home.

Many of the children (and adults) who participated have sensory integration difficulties, particularly regarding smell, touch and texture. We are extremely proud of all who attended the session as although (as with all of our workshops) attendees can participate as much or as little as they like, all who attended handled the slime with their bare hands completely of their own volition; a huge step for many who came and a testament to their comfort at AP Cymru sessions.

Alongside sensory integration, the children demonstrated brilliant sharing and turn taking skills, and had a lot of fun socialising with their friends. It is extremely important to these children and their families that they are able to participate in fun activities in a small group setting, and AP Cymru strive to provide a wide range of activities such as this workshop to cater for every stage and age. The children come to have fun, and leave with increased confidence and self-esteem.

In order for AP Cymru to continue to facilitate workshops and fun activities for autistic people and their families, we rely heavily on public support as we receive no government funding. If you wish to make a donation, please click here. You will be making a huge difference to autistic people and their families.

Stop Motion Animation Session – 22nd January 2018

The children had a brilliant time at their stop motion animation session with Codez Academy. As this was the first week, the children could choose whether they wanted to work in groups or individually for the duration of the course, and started to think about what their end video could be.

The session began with a video showing the children what can be achieved using stop motion animation. Following the clip, the children created storyboards, and created draft figures out of Plasticine to get an idea of how their ideas can be brought to life. There was some fantastic team work, and amazing creativity from all of the children. We can’t wait until next week when they will start building their sets using recycled materials.

Vol nteering: all that’s missing is U!

We are filling our fundraising diary quickly, and have a large number of events planned already. Unfortunately, our core team is extremely small, and we need your help.

Join our volunteer bank today, and commit as little as one hour of your time.

1901, 2018

An 11 year old autistic female’s journey

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

We have once again opened up our blog to a guest writer, this time an autistic young person we work with. She has requested that she remain anonymous, but really wanted to share her story. [...]

2010, 2017

Top Ten Fundraising Ideas

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Autism Puzzles is a self-funded charity who relies on our team of volunteer fundraisers to enable us to continue to support families going through the diagnostic process and beyond. The good news is, you can [...]

2809, 2017

Transition

September 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Our final guest blog in this series comes from Kirsty, another of our parents, and discusses the difficulties her son with autism faces during periods of transition big or small:   My husband and I [...]


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Do you have any sensory toys/items or disability aids that you no longer use? We would be so grateful if you would gift them to #APCymru ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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We love working with our friends at Make A Smile!@cardiffuniphotosoc captured some striking photos during #thebeastfromtheeast. The bright costumes look so vibrant against the snow! #tinkerbell #peterpan #belle #snowwhite #elsa #anna #rapunzel #makeasmile #winterwonderland @ Cardiff University ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday 7th Dec: ‘A Christmas Cracker’ lunch with @PaulMerse , @Phil_Thompson4 and Charlie Nicholas hosted by @_SeanHolley @exchngecardiff supporting @AP_CYMRU. Tickets now available https://t.co/3bdCMnsEqX https://t.co/fDHRvL5hJj ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you watch this today?

ITV Calendar
Finley was expelled from primary school at the age of six.

He has a rare form of autism called PDA - meaning he struggles to deal with demands and can have extreme meltdowns - and though he's now getting the help he needs, it's feared many with the condition aren't...

More: http://itv.com/news/calendar/… PDA Society National Autistic Society
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Thank you to everyone that supported our first Volunteer Open Day today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you work with young people with #autism #ASD Use #routinecards Strengthcards? Like to support @AP_CYMRU (Autism Puzzle) we do a range of cards specifically for using with young people with autism plus @AP_CYMRU get a donation for each sale & we have 10off! Use code celebrate10

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Support @AP_CYMRU pop over to our sister site @StrengthCards_ and buy your #routinecards #behaviourcards & #fundraise for this great charity #AutismAwareness #autism https://t.co/wA8OThD3J8 10% off

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Hi Theo, we have a range of strength cards for adults and children, busy this week & now have 3 great charities that we support by donating a % of sales of our range with their logos. @AP_CYMRU @ABAonline @womensaid #mentalhealthmatters #sbs #smallbusinesses

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 Joining Our AP Family

Our Charity provides a preventative and outreach service for families at the start of their Autism journey.

Children’s Clubs

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Book Library

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Frankie & Benny’s Voucher

Donate your unwanted clothes to us and receive a £10 voucher for Frankie & Benny’s in Nantgarw.