“Our project is unique in that we provide activities where both the disabled child and their siblings take part supported by their family.”
Every child or young person registered with CAAP has a disability or additional need that impacts on their ability to attend mainstream holiday activities. They typically cannot play in their own communities because of safety issues and often spend school holidays indoors or in front of screens. School holidays are a time of great stress for families with disabled children with the lack of structure and this also impacts on siblings.
Often mainstream providers are not trained in supporting disabled children, do not have the correct equipment or there is additional costs of providing one to one support.
Many families in our group struggle to go to the beach or enjoy the outdoors because of their child’s disability or additional need. We have a significant number of families who have a child on the autistic spectrum who struggle to go out in school holidays because of their child’s behaviour.
CAAP will endeavour to commission activities that are accessible, organise funding and supply equipment to ensure every child has access to as many activities as possible during the school holidays.
“We aim to help the children and young people in different ways including their self development”
Develop Self Esteem
2018 Video of Activities
We understand the needs of families and their children
How do we know it works?
Current families enjoying our programme