Most of our service users have neuro-developmental conditions, meaning that there is a disability in the functioning of the brain, commonly resulting in physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties and medical needs.
Around half of our attendees have Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many have learning deficits, developmental delay or neuro-developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and dyslexia.
Each of these conditions can lead to difficulties with:
- information processing
- communicating effectively
- memory and comprehension
- behaviour and self-regulation
- sensory perceptions/experiences
all of which have a significant impact on their ability to learn and socialise.
Frequently, families have little knowledge of their family member’s condition nor of how to deal with it and an already stressful and difficult situation is made worse by feelings of social isolation.
SensationALL was founded to address the lack of easily accessible, practical advice, support and treatment. Our timetable of activities are based on clinical principles in order to develop an individual’s learning, development, communication, social interaction, behaviour and coping techniques.
We believe that ALL individuals and families should have equal access to appropriate leisure activities and opportunities to develop learning, friendships and promote positive mental health as part of lifelong learning and growth.
We aim to empower our families with the confidence and skills required to achieve their full potential.