Caleidoscope CIC ( Reg.No: 12219552) started its existance after I was being inspired by my son's autism diagnosis. Initially it was Caterham SEN Parents Facebook page. Soon after it grew into something even more meaningful.
As a family we felt isolated as awareness of autism in our community was almost non-existant. I felt that with my professional and personal experience, there was so much to do and so much to offer, to make lives of autistic children/adults and their families more joyful and make them part of our community.
Ola has worked with SEN children, young adults and adults with learning diffculties throughout her teaching career, and is currently managing an education provision for vulnerable adults in London. Fully insured and with Enhanced DBS. Caleidoscope has been added to SEND Surrey Local Offer which we are very proud of.
What we do
Our mission is to break the stigma of autism, raise awareness and build stronger, more inclusive communities. We are based in Caterham on the Hill, South London.
We deliver workshops and training for parents/carers, schools and workplaces.
We promote equality and inclusion, reduce social isolation and lonliness by running clubs and activities for children with autism
We raise awareness and break the stigma of autism by organising various events locally
Bespoke courses designed according to the needs of community.
Some of them include;
- I am not naughty- I have autism
- Sensory processing
- Link between autism and diet
- Making visual supports
- Autism in employment
- Disability Living Allowance
- What is EHCP?
- Special Schools - how to apply?
Raisisng awareness is crucial to effectively promote inclusion of ASD individuals.
Every year in April we celebrate the fact the we are all different by organising various events.
Have a look at previous events here.
Clubs for children with autism
As many SEN families suffer from exclusion Caleidoscope CIC organise activities for ASD children to make them included and have positive impact on their mental well-being.
Most of the sessions we offer are free.
We offer Art on monthly basis and Lego (R) Therapy is coming in new year.
We work with other charitable organisations eg: The Engine Shed
Have a look at some of the past event here.
Caleidoscope CIC Registration Number: 12219552