Our sessions and activities are designed to support individuals with multiple support needs and neurodiverse conditions. Sessions take place at either the Old Schoolhouse in Westhill or Belgrave House, Aberdeen as well as occasional outreach activities across the Northeast of Scotland.
Our team work hard to design sessions are fun, engaging and most importantly, beneficial!
We deliberately keep group sizes small to accommodate for everyone’s needs and make sure everyone gets chance to participate but therefore, sessions become full quickly.
You must register with us before booking any sessions.
Soft Play Sundays
For children with multiple support needs and their families
Enjoy some relaxed time with the whole family in our soft play area and sensory room. Our staff will be on hand to make suggestions for beneficial play and activities.
These sessions are also chance to meet with other families in similar situations while the children socialise and play in a safe environment.
- 1-2pm (under 5s)
- 2.30-3.30pm (6-10 years)
- 4-5pm (complex needs)
£5 per family, per session
Sensory Play Group
For 0-5 year olds and their families
This session is designed to support young children struggling with sensory processing and/or tolerating group settings. The group provides a safe, stimulating, and supportive environment to explore a range of sensory elements while, having fun. The sessions include a range of activities for children to explore their senses and develop emotional awareness.
Sensory play offers a variety of benefits from building neural pathways (which aids complex learning tasks), supporting language, cognitive and motor skill development whilst improving their problem-solving ability. The mindful and therapeutic activities also develop emotional regulation, allowing families to explore and learn about their child’s sensory tolerances and thresholds.
Plus parents/carers get chance to meet other families in similar situations and seek information and advice from skilled members of staff.
5 week blocks
Mondays, fortnightly in Westhill – 10-11am
Thursdays, weekly in Fraserburgh – 10.30-11.30am or 11.45-12.45pm
£30 per 6 week block, per family
Early Communications Group
For 0-5 year olds and their families
Led by our Speech Therapist, this programme is designed to help parent/carers learn ways they can promote both verbal and non-verbal communication through play with young children with suspected or diagnosed support needs. We share effective techniques and strategies that you can use at home.
In the backdrop of our soft play facility, you’ll also have chance to meet other families in similar situations and seek information and advice from our skilled members of staff.
5 week block – THURSDAYS – 10-11am
£25 per block, per family
Regular social groups for youngsters with support needs.
Sessions are a safe place for children and young people to meet and make friends with others similar to them while, being supported by our specialist staff. Through their choice of fun activities and games we promote social interaction, friendship building and communication in order to improve self-esteem, confidence and ability to cope in social settings. We also organise regular outings.
- SociALLise Primary [ages 6-11 years] – Fortnightly on Sundays in Westhill 4.30-5.30pm
- Teen SociALLise [ages 12+] – Thursdays in Westhill and Fridays in Aberdeen, 6.30-8pm
- SociALLise Plus+ [ages 12+ with learning disabilities or more complex needs] – Wednesdays in Westhill, 6.30-8pm
*PLEASE NOTE, all SociALLise sessions are currently full and a waitlist is in operation: email us at email@example.com to join
Our self-regulation programme is designed for youngsters struggling with emotions or behaviour.
Chill-oot! works on different elements of self-regulation and emotional literacy to support youngsters on their developmental journey. Through fun activities, attendees learn about emotions while building their own coping techniques so they can regulate responses and manage behaviour.
The practices taught in Chill-oot! enable youngsters to be more tolerant of group settings and can empower them to cope better in the classroom, in public and in stressful situations.
Each programme includes weekly 1 hour sessions which are held at both our centres during school term.
£30 per attendee, per 5 week block
Currently FULLY BOOKED – waitlist in operation – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Monday Mayhem (16yrs+)
Fortnightly – MONDAYS, 10.30am-12.30pm
An inclusive activity group for adults with support needs, complex conditions or disabilities.
Half of the session is led by our music therapist and is a fun, relaxed opportunity to use musical instruments, sing and dance.
Then attendees get some craft or baking time during which they socialise as a group.
These regular social experiences gives adults with complex needs chance to meet others and enjoy themselves in a safe place where they can be themselves.
Attendees must be accompanied by a parent or carer throughout the session.
£15 per attendee (including carer)
Young Adult SociALLise (YAS)
For school leavers and those aged 16+
Sessions are a safe place for young people to meet and make friends with others similar to them while, being supported by our specialist staff.
Through their choice of activities we promote social interaction, friendship building and communication in order to improve self-esteem, confidence and ability to cope in social settings.
We also aim to hold regular outings chosen by them.
£5 per session
*PLEASE NOTE, YAP is currently full but please JOIN THE WAIT LIST by emailing email@example.com:
Adults Support Group (18yrs+)
These informal group sessions are for adults with suspected or diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition like Autism or ADHD.
Meet and socialise with other like-minded adults in a relaxed environment. Get support from specialist neurodiversity practitioners.
Each week we’ll chat about a different topic, compare experiences and the SensationALL team will share their practical advice and knowledge.
Open to adults 18 years+
No formal diagnosis required!
Free to attend! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place although, walk-ins are also welcome.
Monthly Information Sessions
On the first Monday of every month, you can come along to our Rosemount centre in Aberdeen to meet some of our staff and ask questions about our services.
These info sessions are the best place to start if you are new to SensationALL as you’ll have chance to ask questions about the different sessions and find out what is appropriate to your needs. We can also give advice on how we can help your family and signpost you to a variety of useful techniques and support.
Book a slot by emailing email@example.com
Tea & Tips Consultations
If you need new ideas and strategies or want to talk to an expert about particular challenges you’re experiencing then a confidential Tea & Tips will be extremely useful.
Our staff have decades of experience and are great listeners – they will offer practical suggestions and strategies to try at home.
Book a Tea & Tips session whenever you need support or advice. Appointments are usually over the phone and are at a time convenient to you.
Parent Support Sessions
Informal get-togethers, led by one of our experienced clinical staff (who is a parent of a neurodivergent child), when you can meet others in similar situations, chat over a cuppa and share experiences of caring for someone with complex needs.
Email us if you’d like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We ask all families to register with us before signing up for a session or activity. This will give us the important information we need to know about your loved one to ensure the support we provide is suitable for their needs.
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My son has certainly grown since we began attending SensationALL. He has learned about himself, his Autism, sensory management, how to relate to others… so many non-tangible skills that many take for granted. He has been able to step outside of his daily noise to visit this very safe place.SensationALL Parent
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The safety and wellbeing of our children and vulnerable adults is our highest priority and we have strict procedures and policies for safeguarding – if you wish to view a copy of the policy please let us know.
All our staff and volunteers are PVG checked with Disclosure Scotland and complete annual safeguarding and child protection training.
To minimise infection risk at the Old Schoolhouse we have implemented additional cleaning procedures and hygiene measures. Temperature checks on arrival are required for all visitors and those over 12 years are asked to wear face coverings (unless exempt).
Please talk to us if you have any concerns about attending sessions.
We can provide a copy of our covid policy and procedures on request – email@example.com