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The RAFT Club (Reading Autism Families Together)

*Important Message*

Applications for Raft are now closed due to an overwhelming amount of enquiries and don't want to set unrealistic expectations for other families.

The RAFT Club (Reading Autism Families Together) is finally back up and running on Saturdays at The Avenue Centre. We are now accepting applications from new families to visit this term and start formally in September. The children aged between 4 and 12 yrs must either have a formal diagnosis of autism or at least be on the CAMHS pathway. Any interested families can contact me through our website or my email

When: 2nd and 4th Saturday every month

Where: The Avenue School, Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4BZ
The RAFT Club has been set up to provide support for families of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder living in Reading. The club employs 6 DBS checked play workers who organise activities for ASD children and their siblings aged 4-12+ years.

The club is run by invitation only and spaces are pre-booked by registered members in advance of each session.

For further details: Contact Michele Page, Tel: 0118 947 1438, Email:

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michele Page
Contact Position
0118 947 1438

Where to go

The Avenue School
The Avenue Centre, Conwy Close
RG30 4BZ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
Time of day
Session Information
You need to be registered and pre-book sessions. You cannot just turn up and parents/ carers are required to stay

Other Details




Referral required
Referral Details

Your child must have received a formal diagnosis of autism to be able to attend the club. The Committee will decide upon completion of the confidential profile form if you fulfill the criteria and we can meet the needs of your child at RAFT. You will then be invited for a trial visit when spaces become available.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Michele Page
Contact Telephone
0118 9471438
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN Provision Type

General Provider Response

Self Funded

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.