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Summer Camp 2017

The sign up for ASK’s 2017 Summer Camp is now upon us and we look forward to welcoming campers, staff and volunteers both old and new! The camp this year runs over four weeks from the 17th July until the 11th of August and we are looking forward to enjoying our new location at Institut [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:36+02:00May 15th, 2017|Announcement, ASK Programme, Children's activity|Comments Off on Summer Camp 2017

Making Friends and a Sense of Belonging – ASK Social Outing for Kids and Teens

Making friends is a major challenge for our special-needs children. ASK monthly Kid’s and Teen’s social was developed to offer age appropriate monthly social opportunities to special-needs children between the ages of 6 and 16. We propose a series of stress-free, fun and laid back activities during which participants can meet other children in a [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:36+02:00September 21st, 2016|Announcement, ASK Programme, Children's activity|Comments Off on Making Friends and a Sense of Belonging – ASK Social Outing for Kids and Teens

Welcome to Holland

“Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability — to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s [...]

2015-04-02T14:31:31+02:00May 2nd, 2015|article|Comments Off on Welcome to Holland

Parent Testimonials for ASK Summer Camp 2014

“We’re really delighted with the great time Rafael had with the whole ASK team. Knowing the difficulty our son has to adapt to a new environment, we couldn’t believe he was feeling "at home" already by the second day! He clearly showed it to us on Tuesday morning, when he had put his shoes on [...]

2015-08-03T17:34:08+02:00August 25th, 2014|ASK Programme, Parents|Comments Off on Parent Testimonials for ASK Summer Camp 2014

Parent’s Viewpoint from Challex, France

Joanne’s 13-year old son, Nicolas, has attended a French-speaking school since the family moved to Geneva a decade ago.  He has always been described by his French teachers as bright, but lazy and reluctant to work as hard as he should.  Joanne recognised some time ago that he was having difficulties at school but, as [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:41+02:00May 30th, 2014|Parent's Viewpoint|Comments Off on Parent’s Viewpoint from Challex, France

Kids’ & Teens’ Social

New volunteers Janice and Sharnti have done an excellent job, re-launching our Kids’ and Teens’ Socials.  The Saturday excursion to a Pizzeria was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Preparations are already underway for the next outing, please get in touch if you would like to come and join in or give [...]

2014-09-15T09:24:17+02:00May 18th, 2014|Announcement, ASK Programme|Comments Off on Kids’ & Teens’ Social

In the spotlight – ASK’s Social Skills Programme

ASK's Social Skills programme offers a variety of activities to help children develop and practise their co-operative and play abilities (sharing, taking turns, learning to compromise).   The programme also seeks to improve their behaviour within a group (staying calm, participating in collective activities, listening to others, having a respectful attitude); their understanding of emotions [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:41+02:00March 28th, 2014|ASK Programme|Comments Off on In the spotlight – ASK’s Social Skills Programme