Engage – Autism

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is pleased to share a new pilot intervention providing positive activities for young people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The “Engage” programme, commissioned by NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group, focuses on providing a tailored, fully accessible sports and physical activity experience for participants, whilst also offering bitesize wellbeing activity for their parents and carers.

Through “Engage”, Trinity coaches will use learning from its successful learning and physical disability interventions to ensure all sessions are adapted to ensure the participant’s needs are provided for. All sessions within “Engage” will be led by qualified, DBS checked coaches employed by the Wakefield Trinity Community Trust.

“Engage” sessions aim to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Outcome One: Young people more aware of the benefits of physical activity and its role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Outcome Two: Young people possessing greater mental wellbeing and resilience and are equipped with relevant coping mechanism
  • Outcome Three: Young people feel included in positive community activity with reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Outcome Four: Parents and Carers accessing support that supports their broader physical and mental wellbeing.
ENGAGE FEEDBACK 🗣 “Her confidence has grown dramatically and she is taking part in lots of school sports. Last week her PE Coach awarded her a badge for her effort and hard work.”
Teacher