Children with autism can find it challenging to get fit, too often because their needs (when it comes to social communication or fitting in with group activities) are often misunderstood. We want to change that this half term by inviting anyone interested to take part in an autism awareness day on Tuesday 21st February between 10am and 2pm at Ogmore Valley Life Centre.

Halo’s Ivor Anthony, Mark Williams from Fathers Reaching Out, Lee Jukes from Bridge FM and Tom Morgan from Mentoring Plus UK will be working together to demonstrate how important sport and physical activity can be to promote the health, wellbeing and confidence of children on the spectrum. Parents will have the opportunity to speak to the groups and health professionals in the area who support children with autism spectrum conditions. Members from Halo’s fitness team will also be there to advise on the activities Halo offers to get all young people more active more often. The children themselves will have the opportunity to have-a-go and enjoy some active fun and games including football, rugby, badminton, ball skills, dance and interactive activities. The event is free and no need to book, just turn up and enjoy.

For more details contact the centre directly on 01656 678845.

For more information on the workshops and campaigns that Mark has designed and promotes please follow this link http://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk/