Events

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GAIN coffee is back at its regular time of 10am.          We have an autism mum hosting it, usually accompanied by another autism mum or dad.          They would be delighted to meet you.           We offer both information and emotional support.         See where the conversation goes.           It’s good to talk – especially to someone who knows where you are coming from.

We hold our coffee mornings on the 3rd Monday of every month  in term time, and not on Bank Holidays.          Drop by at any time from 10 – 12 noon.         Stay as long or as briefly as you like at:

BLCCCBelton Lane Children’s Centre
Off Princess Drive
GRANTHAM
Lincolnshire           Satnav:  NG31 9QD.          See  Our Base  for map.

Next date:     

After coming along, one mother said, “I’m really glad I came to the coffee morning.    I felt like I was swimming in mud and now feel like you have led me to a clear water lake”

ReelCinema Screenings

These are put on at:

  • The Reel in St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TP
  • The Venue, Longdales Road LincolnLN1 3DY
  • Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, PE9 2DL

They are usually on a Saturday or Sunday towards the end of one month or the beginning of the next.         Specifics of date, venue and film are advertised on our Facebook Events page and on our website Home page.        They are autism friendly, i.e.

  • The sound is turned down
  • The lights are left on at a low level, including the strip lighting on the stairs
  • Film goers are allowed to move around the cinema
  • Allowances are made for noise levels
  • In Lincoln & Stamford no trailers are shown before the screening

All are welcome, with or without autism.           Entry prices are quite low.

Family/Darts evenings

These are aimed at autism mums and dads.        They are held at the White Lion pub on Bridge End Road, Grantham.        Our fundraiser has combined his voluntary work for GAIN with his links to the darts league to put on a bit of a night out and raise funds for GAIN.

Facbook small iconAsk for Paul. He is an autism dad and our host for Pub Nights.         He knows a fair bit about how things work and would be very happy to exchange thoughts and experiences.             Click Facebook icon for a list of events.         See map.

Tennis

We offer regular autism-friendly tennis sessions at Grantham Tennis Club, Gonerby Road, Grantham.       Tuition and equipment are provided.        Sessions are in the indoor courts during winter.        Children need to  wear sturdy shoes and adaptable clothing.          Fun rather than serious training.       See map.

Golf

Autism-friendly golf is held at Sudbrook Moor Golf Club, Carlton Scroop – see map.      Tuiton and equipment are proveded.
Children need to wear sturdy shoes and adaptable clothing.

Trampolining

We held our first trampolining event at Jump Revolution, Grantham in April 2017.           These sessions are proving to be much in demand.              Our Facebook events page is the place to find them.

Go KartingGo-karting

This is a new event at Gridline Racing in Lincoln.            Our first Karting session was in April 2016.
We have only had one so far.

Bowling / Laser TagBowling - Laser Tag

This is a new combination event at Grantham Bowl, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31_7LE       Our first one was in April 2016.              There may be more to come.           We have only had this combination once so far but Christmas parties in 2015/16 were also at Grantham Bowl.         See map.

Christmas Party

A popular event every December.           Christmas parties started off at Ambergate Sports College or Sandon School.           Then from 2015 onwards have been at Grantham Bowl, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31_7LE.         See map.

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This used to be each September in Caythorpe.            There was always a bouncy castle, but other activities varied from year to year.

The picture was taken several years ago.

Support Meetings

Each support meeting has featured a talk given by a professional speaker who works in a particular field.        The meetings havee been held in the evening at 7:30 pm to about 9 pm, more recently at Ambergate Sprots College, off Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LP.        There has been opportunity for questions and refreshments.        These are the topics covered so far:

  • June 22nd  2011     “Autism and Education”
  • July  19th   2011     “The Parent-Carer Partnership”
  • Sept 12th   2011     “Strategies for Dealing with your Child’s Emotions”
  • Oct   12th  2011     “Information and resources available from the National Autistic Society”
  • Jan   10th   2012     “Benefits”
  • June 25th   2012      “Education and Challenging Behaviour”
  • Sept 24th   2012      “Building Confidence and Self – Esteem”
  • Oct 16th    2012      “Benefits”
  • June 6th     2013      “Anger management”   Geoff Evans

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