Welcome

Welcome to Spectrum WASP, we are a local support group for Parents/Carers in Mansfield and surrounding areas supporting Children and Young people on the Autistic spectrum, including, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Complex special and additional needs.

For more information click on the menu bar above for details about the group & contacts, or read below for general information.

Registered Charity Number: 1146664

Updated 30/05/2019

 

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Spectrum WASP May-June Agenda…

We hope everyone’s having a great May Half Term…

Just a quick note to let you know the new Agenda has been uploaded in the Calendar section of the website taking us from May until June

Any queries please feel free to contact us @ Spectrum WASP…

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MAY HALF TERM…Have you booked on???

Please see below a list of activities happening over May Half Term with Spectrum WASP

Tuesday May 28th 2019…Spectrum WASP-Family Forest School Campfire/Cooking Course…On the day there will be basic Bush craft/Camp fire/ Kelly kettles…Woodland arts/crafts…As well as some relaxing time with hammocks enjoying family time together…This is a FREE course with lunch provided…All Children/Young people/Families welcome…Please wear Wellies or walking boots, jogging bottoms/long sleeved top…Meeting @ Pine house in Ransom wood at 10am

Wednesday May 29th 2019…Water Safety/Drowning Prevention Session with Qualified Swimming Instructors…For all Children/Young People/Siblings @ Spectrum WASP…Come along to learn how to keep safe in and around water…Please bring on the day a long sleeved top and bottoms to swim in for the safety session…FUN Swim session to follow straight after…Contribution is £3.00 on the day with All Parent/Carers FREE …Meeting @ Rebecca Adlington Leisure Centre for 9.45 with the water safety session to start at 10-11am and Fun swim to follow 11-12am

Thursday May 30th 2019…Clip and Climb Nottingham…Great indoor fun while learning new skills…Climbing/Obstacles…Starting with a safety talk…Ages between 6-18yrs…Contribution is £5.00 per child on the day…Meeting @ Phoenix Park 2B Ash Courts NG8 6AR @ 8.45am to start at 9.00-10.00am

Friday May 31st 2019…Freestyle Gym/Sensory Gymnastics/Balancing Session…All Children/Young People/Siblings 5-18yrs Welcome…Contribution is £3.00 per child…Starting @ 10.00-11.00am Freestyle Gym and 11.00-11.30am Balancing and Sensory…Please bring along a drink/bottle of water…Meeting @ The Rainworth Miners Welfare, Kirkilington Road, NG21 0JY, in the main room to start @ 10.00am

Please book onto activities via E-mail jeni.spectrumwaspshortbreaks@gmail.com or suzey.edwards@hotmail.co.uk or please contact Sue or Jeni

Looking forward to seeing you all in May Half Term for some Fun with Spectrum WASP…

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A Big Thank You…

Simon and Clare came along today on May 22nd 2019 to visit our Base at Pine House…They wanted to see and speak with us about the wonderful work we do with our lovely Local Children/Families in the Community at Spectrum Wasp…Simon and Clare  very kindly presented Spectrum Wasp with a Cheque for £675 to help support future activities for Spectrum Wasp Children/Young People…We were just thrilled to receive such a generous donation from ‘The Caravan & Camping Club from The Edges & Dales Walk’…We can not ‘Thank’ them enough with this amazing Donation.

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“Fund Racer” This Friday…Tickets Stilll Avaliable…

Just a quick reminder we have our annual “Fund Racer” this Friday 10th May at Colwick Race Course…

Tickets are still avaliable to purchase by contacting Sue or Jeni

Adults are £3 Under 18’s Only £1

All the family/Friends are welcome for a fun evening supporting Spectrum WASP…

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Spectrum WASP-Family Forest School & Campfire Cooking Course…

Spectrum WASP would like to invite all Families/Children/Young People along to a Free Course run by Hem from the Green Scene Forest Schools…Starting on this Sunday 12th May & 19th May…

The Course includes Lifeskills/Learning for the great Outdoor’s…Bush Craft/Activities/Arts/Crafts as well as Cooking outdoors…Lunch is provided on the day…So come along and learn some great new skills as well as having lots of Fun!!!

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Masonic Childrens FREE Fun Day…

Please see attached the poster for the Children/Young Peoples “Masonic Fun Day” for all the Family at Bestwood Park on Saturday 15th June between 10.30-4.30…Supported by Nottinghamshire Freemasons…

A free fun day for everyone to enjoy which will include…All rides, Activities, Refreshments/Food provided on the day

ALL Family place’s must be booked to reserve your place on the day…Please contact either  Sue or Jeni by E-mail…Phone/Text or drop into Coffee morning/Parents evening meeting on May 15th to register your places…

This will be a great day out for all the Family to enjoy…

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A Massive Well Done To One Of Our Young People…Josh’s Story…

Spectrum WASP would like to say a “HUGE” Well Done to one of our Young People Josh…..

Josh had been dancing and competing in Ballroom and Latin from the age of 3 years old until the age of 12….

But decided to give it up as he found the competitive side of the the competitions abit too challenging as well as having to learn ten dance’s for competitions at a time…So it all got abit too much for him mentally and physically…

After a few years Josh’s dance teacher asked if he wanted to compete in the additional needs competitions….Of which he only had to dance to dancers and wouldn’t be as competitive…

Josh gave it ago and last November became the area champion in Ballroom and Latin….

In April he went to Blackpool to compete in the Nationwide finals IDTA Ballroom and Latin finals at the Winter Gardens…
Josh’s dance was on the Sunday morning and by the afternoon he was the Champion of the under 16 Additional Needs Ballroom and Latin Competition…

We are so very proud of Josh getting back into dancing and his amazing achievement…

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