Children and young people up to the age of 25 are welcome at our autism-friendly events.
Come and join us at GAIN coffee mornings. 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 to parents and carers. 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:
Belton Lane Children’s Centre
Off Princess Drive
Lincolnshire Satnav: NG31 9QB. See Our Base for map.
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”
These are put on at:
- Savoy Grantham in St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TP
- The Venue, Longdales Road Lincoln, LN1 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 Grantham there are usually no trailers before the film
- In Lincoln no trailers are shown before the screening
- In Stamford no commercials are shown before the film – though there is a mix of static and moving trails for upcoming Arts Centre events
All are welcome, with or without autism. Entry prices are kept low.
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.
Ask 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.
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 tennis club.
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.
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.