Monthly Archives: March 2017
Bamboozle has been delivering family days for children with learning disabilities for over 20 years. The children and families we work with have a wide range of differing and complex of needs: often, the challenges families face to organise a day out makes family trips few and far between.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. (NAS).
One of our aims is to help children who are on the autistic spectrum engage meaningfully with the world around them. A Bamboozle experience can be transformative:
“Our daughter finds life outside our house hard to understand. She has limited communication other than functional and she had two meltdowns before we even got to the theatre. However, she was enthralled for your entire performance. It was the loveliest hour I’ve spent with her, she laughed, she hugged us, she listened with real joy” – Parent
We want to do more for children who are on the autistic spectrum and to ensure that during the summer holidays, a magical shared experience of immersive theatre is available to families for free.
An Autism Specific Family Day by Bamboozle provides a day of immersive theatre where the whole family are involved. Children who are on the autistic spectrum are invited to interact and engage at their own pace and in a way that’s meaningful to them, while arts activities for siblings contribute to the story being told. Parents, family members and friends can sit back and share in the relaxing, inclusive atmosphere. There is no right or wrong way to experience our family days: Bamboozle creates an environment of just ‘being’ together.
We would like to raise £5000 to deliver 5 days for families this summer in Leicester.
Each day caters for 6 children and their families. Our team of Bamboozle artists provide intensive interaction for each child, making the session tailor-made for their needs; it’s a unique experience which we want to make available for families more often.
We would greatly appreciate your support help us do more for children with autism.
You can make a donation to our project on our Virgin Money Giving page here:
World Autism Awareness Week 2017
As part of Autism Awareness Week, Christopher Davies, Artistic Director of Bamboozle, has put together seven strategies that Bamboozle uses when working with children who are on the autistic spectrum. We hope they are helpful to parents, teachers and carers. We will upload a new strategy each day this week.