Holiday Activities

NEWS AND EVENTS - for more details see the News and Events page.


Life After School

4th Nov 2017


Join us for this one day event where we will be discussing the experiences of young people on the spectrum as they grow up. Looking at issues ranging from going to college or university, employment, social activities and vulnerabilities and the law. Speakers include those on the spectrum and professionals working with young people on the spectrum.

Book here


Puppet and Mask Drama Workshops

9th & 10th August 2017


An opportunity to devise your own play as group using puppetry, masks and drama. It aims to support those with an interest in drama to work together to build new skills both in drama and in social interaction.

Sessions are 10-3 on the 9th and 10th August in Church Walk Parish Rooms, Ulverston. The cost is £20 per session. To book please email Suzanne on


Autus Fundraising Night

3rd June 2017


Saturday, 3rd June 7pm at Millom Cricket Club! JK as Robbie Williams, top raffle prizes include spa day retreats, Tom Tom satnav, local attraction tickets, champagne teas and much much more!


Sir John Fisher Foundation Donation

23rd January 2017


The team would like to extend a big thank you to the Sir John Fisher Foundation for awarding us some funding which means we are able to continue our Monday night youth group in association with our partner Leonard Cheshire!


Boxing Club Donation

16th November 2016


We want to thank Geoff and his team at Barrow Amateur Boxing Club for the wonderful donation of £1500! We are so grateful for the support and all donations will go to supporting people with autism and their families in the local area!


We offer a programme of activites for young people with ASC every Easter, summer and Christmas holiday. These activities are staffed by professionals and autism-trained volunteers so parents and carers can have a well-deserved break! Details of up coming activities are published on our facebook page


During summer 2017 we are running programme of activities.

























Each session is around 2 hours in length at a cost of £10 per session. The sessions are usually held either at Church Walk Parish Rooms in Ulverston or at Greengate Children's Centre in Barrow.



To book a place, please contact Suzanne on Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. All sessions are £10 and fully staffed so parents and carers do not need to stay.


If your young person has not attended an Autus session before, please let Suzanne know and we will arrange for Jemma Swales, our autism practitioner to contact you prior to the group to discuss any needs your young person has.


Payment for the Autus holiday sessions is expected at the time of booking or when children are dropped off. If you do need to cancel your child's attendance at a session please let us know as soon as possible. Occasionally when places have been cancelled at short notice we have ended up with more staff than children. Many of our staff are volunteers and we value their time and try to ensure we only ask them to come along if they are needed.


Disability Living Allowance can be used to contribute to the cost if you receive it, however using Direct Payments is not permitted. This is because Cumbria County Counil contribute the majority of the funds needed for Autus to run the sessions, the remaining cost is meant to be met by the families. Using Direct Payments to pay the parent contribution would therefore be double funding. We have also been advised that having a direct payment worker stay at the sessions may be considered double funding and should be avoided.