Chat 'n' Chill
Chat 'n' Chill is a provision unique to Rotherham, maybe across the region. The Project aims to support young people, who experience Autism, to embrace their transition from adolescence to adulthood, in ways that enable them to grow, live the lives they want and to be active members of their community.
The transitions of teenage years pose challenges for all young people. Having a group specifically for young people on the Autism spectrum enables them to explore the impact of transition with peers in a safe non-judgmental environment.
Chat 'n’ Chill operates on two evenings per week, at the Chislett Centre in Kimberworth Park (Tuesday Evening) and The Stepping Stones Centre in Maltby (Thursday Evening). The Groups’ programme includes a range of social/recreational activities which encourages the young people’s interaction with peers. Through the activities, staff explore with young people impact issues such as growing up, peer pressure, anxiety, anger management. Trips out/residential experiences further encourage young people to look beyond their comfort zones.