Young people with additional support needs

We offer different groups for young people with additional support needs to develop new skills and meet new friends.

ASN group

Additional support needs group timetable

Young people need to be referred to the groups. 

Some groups have a waiting list. 

Group Timetable

GroupAgeLocationDayTimeContact
Monday Night Group 112 to 16 yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsMonday5.30pm to 7pm

Email: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374

Monday Night Group 217 to 25 yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsMonday7.30pm to 9pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374
Rule Breakers18 to 25 yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsThursday7pm to 9pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374
Fantastic Friends Friday18+ yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsFriday7pm to 9.30pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374
Chill and Chat16 to 25 yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsWednesday1.30pm to 3pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374
Autism Girls Groups12 to 18 yearsThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsWednesday3.30pm to 5pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374
Holiday ProgrammeAll agesThe Edge Youth Facility, Newton MearnsMonday and Wednesday during school holidays9am to 3pmEmail: alison.burton@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3374


Monday Night Group

This group is for young people with additional support needs to take part in fun activities, hang out and make friends.

Activities include:

  • Xbox
  • Playstation
  • Wii
  • arts and crafts
  • cold baking
  • sensory room
  • team games
  • hanging out and making friends

Rule Breakers

This is a group where young people choose the activities they take part in.

Activities include:

  • drama
  • work experience
  • health and relationship information
  • trips out with friends

Fantastic Friends Friday

This group for young adults is run by a parent and young person's committee.

The group runs every Friday and activities include:

  • trips to cinema, theatres, restaurants and pubs
  • arts and crafts
  • quizzes
  • cooking
  • drama
  • residential trips

The group funds itself and holds regular fundraising events to keep the group running.

Chill and Chat

This group gives young people a safe place to hang out with friends on Wednesday afternoons.

They hang out in local coffee shops, have beauty treatments and just chill and chat.

Autism Girls Group

This group is for girls only with high functioning autism or aspergers.

They can come along to hang out with like-minded people and make friends. The girls choose their own activities and can adapt these to suit their own needs and abilities.

Activities include:

  • arts and crafts
  • science experiments
  • team games
  • computer games
  • singing and dancing

Holiday Programme

This club runs during the Easter and summer holidays.

The group aims to spend much time as possible outdoors and away from the building.

Activities include:

  • go-karting
  • laser tag
  • 10 pin bowling
  • cinema
  • den building
  • abseiling
  • grass sledging

Young people are referred to this programme by the Inclusive Support Team.

Contact us

Email: ypsenquiries@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Last modified on 1st July 2020

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