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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


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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Our next block of Ski Smiles Inclusive Ski Session dates will be released tomorrow evening ⛷

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As you know every day during April we are celebrating Autism by posting photos of our families, our work and anything Autism 💜

Jacob loves to jump. He seeks lots of proprioceptive feedback so we got him involved in trampolining & has been amazing since the age of 2.
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On #VolunteerRecognitionDay #VolunteerAppreciationDay I would like to say thank you to everyone at @AP_CYMRU #autism #charity who provide #support to numerous families across #Wales #Cardiff A fantastic charity to #volunteer for and be supported by ❤️🎗️#APCymru


Caught up with our nominated charity for #balppaexpo & #balppaawards @autism_champion @AP_CYMRU For more information how to support the BALPPA Leisure,FEC & Indoor Play Trade Exp & BALPPA Excellence Awards and also support Autism Puzzles contact tracey@balppa.org

As it's #VolunteerAppreciationDay , I'd like to give a #shoutout to all of my friends who give their time for free to help @AP_CYMRU #autism #ASD #charity #cardiff #Wales #Cymru and attend our events ❤️@doLLy_chicken @danielgrosvenor @KatWilliams123 @gofasterchris @Jolistens


There is still time to bid for high tea in the sky at BT Tower. All you need to do is click on the link and fill in the form with your contact details and bid information. What are you waiting for? Bid today for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.https://t.co/oronPDb1em #charity

Fantastic day at AP today with @TraceyDBancroft And @CodezAcademy making plans for a brilliant future! #autistic
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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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borrow from our library.

Frankie & Benny’s Voucher

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