We are proud to work with and recommend some fantastic companies, therapists, services, leisure activities and places to eat that have a proven track record of helping and welcoming our members.
David Booth Fitness
David is a highly qualified Personal Trainer, weight loss specialist and injury rehabilitation specialist for the New forest, Hampshire and Dorset.
He has been absolutely amazing providing personal training to one of our members, George. He is patient, calm and realistic in his approach. Whatever your age or ability it is David’s aim to guide, motivate and support you every step of the way including those with additional needs.
Sensory Smart Store
The Sensory Smart Store is run by Mel Thomsett in the New Forest, Hampshire. Mel is Mum to a son who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 years and 9 months.
Her journey inspired her to open the Sensory Smart Store to bring clothing, books, shoes, healthcare products for anyone trying to navigate family life with a sensory processing disorder and to help other kids struggling with sensitivities to seams, labels, fabrics and textures.
The BCP Council SEND Local Offer provides information on services and activities for children and young people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
Very friendly staff and always very welcoming to our members, lots of gf/df options on the menu too.
Mr Mulligan’s, Bournemouth
This venue has always gone over and above when we book a fab game of golf for our members so another for us to recommend!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf Bournemouth
Come and embark on a journey and be taken back in time to live the life of a smuggler. With 18 holes of action-packed adventure, experience Bournemouth’s past as you smuggle your ball past treacherous rocks, church ruins and waterfalls. Packed with challenges, the themed course is perfect for some friendly family rivalry.
The ultimate store for supplements for all sorts’ ailments. Only high-quality brands with a focus on spectrum supplies. Mandimart is owned by Mandi and her son Joe. Mandi’s son Sam has 47XYY, severe regressive autism, heavy metal toxicity and epilepsy. Her knowledge of supplements is second to none.
Lymington Little Dolphins Pre-School
Lymington Little Dolphins Pre-School has been established since 1992. Little Dolphins is owned by Trustees, which is made up of the parents of the children attending the pre-school. The Trustees work together with the Manager and Deputy Manager to oversee the smooth running of the pre-school. We operate from a purpose built community room within Lymington Infants School.
At Little Dolphins we promote a happy, safe and stimulating environment with a focus on ‘Learning through Play’ to unlock every unique child’s potential.
Suzie Ankers Private Occupational Therapy, Bournemouth
Suzie provides Occupational Therapy to children under the age of 12 with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Autism and Attachment Difficulties.
Rose Road Association, Southampton
The Rose Road Association is a charity that provides services for over 300 children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism.
Based in Southampton in the UK, and also work across Hampshire and surrounding counties.
Re:Minds is a Southampton based organisation supporting families whose children/young people with Autism, ADHD and/or mental health issues (no diagnosis is needed). Their aim is to allow people whose children face similar issues to meet up in an informal setting to share knowledge and talk about any challenges the families are facing.
Stephen Cooper Art
Stephen is one of our members and a fantastic artist. He started drawing at the age of 5 as a way of expressing himself. Stephen has a language disability and mild autism.
His work is very inspired by his trips to London and his love for architecture.
Parent Carer Foundation, Bournemouth
Parent Carer Foundation is an independent, inclusive and diverse charity for parents and carers (of all ages) we were initially set up in 2010, and our charity recognises the caring role of anyone living with everyday challenges of being a parent or carer of children and adults, caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, life-limited, disabled or has mental health needs.
Parent Carer Foundation supports parents and carers to participate, engage and express their views as a collective voice to all organisations who shape and deliver services locally for all disabled children, adults, SEND or special educational needs, with or without a diagnosis.
Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury
We at Positive Path enjoyed our very first residential here at Springhead and very successful it was too!
Springhead’s mission is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and value the rural environment, and to learn about the sustainable use of natural resources; as well as to conserve the buildings and gardens as a special place for education, enjoyment of the arts, music
The centre can accommodate groups of up to 39 adults or children in a range of rooms.
Accommodation can be full board, half board or can be hired on a self-catered basis.
Community First, Ringwood
Community First is a registered Charity which enables individuals and local groups to be the difference they want to see in their local communities.
We achieve this through connecting and engaging with the community, identifying where essential services could make a difference to peoples’ lives and facilitating this change through the actions of dedicated individuals and organisations.
Sway Village Hall, New Forest
TeamSport Karting, Southampton
Race on our Multi-Level EKarting Track in Southampton
“A dream come true for any karter, our brand new, re-designed Southampton course packs so much in to 500m that you won’t believe it. If you’re looking for a real test of your abilities then look no further: with 9 corners over two levels including hairpin bends, double apex corners and plenty of lengthy straights to open up on the throttle, TeamSport Southampton is as fast and furious as they come.”
We cannot recommend TeamSport Indoor Karting in Southampton enough, they are always so kind and helpful when we go there with our members making it such a memorable event activity.
Visit TeamSport Karting website for more info
Umbrella Group, Christchurch, Dorset
The Umbrella Group is a parent led support group, for parents/carers of children and young adults with ASD.
The Umbrella Group aims to cover a wide spectrum of behaviours which all come under the same umbrella of autism. The group normally meet once a month, but during school holidays, meetings may not take place or are rescheduled and so please check first.
With the best lanes and fantastic food and drinks, our Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park centre is the ideal place to visit. Spend time relaxing in the bar, or getting competitive on the lanes; we’ve got the perfect place for you to share amazing times with family and friends! They could not be more welcoming to our members
The Bounce Department
When it comes to bouncy castle hire, there are few companies as customer-focused as The Bounce Department.
We have a massive array of different inflatables and party supplies ready for you to order, and we’re bringing them to parties in Southampton, Basingstoke and beyond!
For weddings in Winchester, special days in Salisbury or crazy nights in New Forest, The Bounce Department are bringing the WOW factor to all kinds of celebrations. Covering Hampshire and beyond!
One of our members, George even has a part time job with these guys, thank you for believing in our members ability and supporting special needs adults.
New Forest Activities
“New Forest Activities’ mission is simple…
To provide fun and enlightening experiences from our base in The New Forest. We’ve been doing so since 2003, and are proud to say that we’re now the largest provider of outdoor activities within the New Forest National Park.
From Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River, to Archery and High Ropes in the beautiful New Forest woodland, there’s an adventure to suit all. Our team are on hand to help you find the right experience, as well as deliver you memories to last a lifetime. Speak to our team today and let us help plan you an adventure to remember!”
We cannot recommend “New Forest Activities” enough, the staff are always so helpful and friendly!
Creating opportunities, challenging perceptions, enhancing choices and providing high quality services to meet the divers needs of people on the autism spectrum.
Laser Quest, Bournemouth
Laser Quest is in essence a game of tag with a twist! Points are awarded every time you ‘zap’ another player, with points deducted every time you are ‘zapped’.
At the end of each game, scores are displayed on our plasma score screen, with each player receiving an individual score card that has a breakdown of the score. Laser Quest have given great charity package rates to our members.
Again another welcoming venue for our members to visit. Larger than life entertainment in a stunning rural destination. Featuring our new dinosaur themed adventure golf experience, state-of-the-art driving range, beautifully landscaped gardens, restaurant, bar and more.
Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower autistic children, adults and their families. We partner with them to find solutions and provide educational and life skills training.
From bespoke education for children, to independent living skills and career guidance for adults, we ensure that everyone who comes to us for support finds a route to their goals and to a rich and fulfilled life.