to Focus Surrey
We offer support in Surrey and surrounding areas for families with children with autism, where parents and volunteers can gain training, impartial advice and support to start their home ABA programme or career, whilst also giving the children a 10 week taster into ABA.
Focus Surrey Saturday Club utilises the principles of ABA to teach social and group skills via a natural environment teaching approach. It provides families with a safe, nurturing, fun and child-centred environment. Children are initially grouped according to their social readiness with the aim of teaching skills with an adult, developing to demonstrating with peers and then within a small group.
Focus Surrey was founded in May 2016 by parents of children with autism, including Susan Archdall the current chairperson and Operations Manager. Focus Surrey was inspired by Focus Liverpool which was set up by 3 mums in the Liverpool area. Read more about the other Focus clubs in our More section above.
In May 2018, Focus Surrey was granted official charity status by the Charity Commission (registered charity 1178378). This was a significant milestone for the club which is running its 9th term from September to November 2021. We are incredibly proud to have trained more than 200 volunteers in the principles of ABA and given them hands on experience working with children with special needs with many having gone on to work in the SEN field. But our greatest achievement is helping children with autism learn to communicate, play and develop their social skills.
🌟Focus Surrey's 9th term started on September 4th 2021!🌟
This scheme gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in Sutton, Cheam and Wallington stores from July 12th to decide how much funding we get, so please support us next time you shop at Tesco! Ask you cashier for tokens at the end of your shop and deposit them into the Focus Surrey box!
🌟Focus Surrey produced its first newsletter🌟
Read more about Focus Surrey and it's recent activity here.
Please support us to get our Saturday club for children up and running again. We had to close in March 2020 due to Covid19 and re-opened in September 2021.
You can make a donation to Focus Surrey through our Localgiving page