News & Events


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an administrative assistant to join our team

Part time- 12 hours a week
11am - 3pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
£11.50 per hour
Please email - for a job application pack.

Closing date for applications is the 30th April 2024 5pm.


We are proud and delighted to announce that The Autism Apprentice CIC have been chosen by the panel as Winner of this years Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards.  Sarah and Odette attended the awards ceremony on Friday 20th October and were surprised to receive a second award as overall Champion in the category of Wellbeing Staff.  

The Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards is an annual event to showcase the people, organisations and initiatives that help us cope with life. The event’s three themes are: mental health; wellbeing; kindness and compassion. Thank you to our amazing team, volunteers, supporters and funders. We couldn't do what we do without their support.


Our coffee morning dates for January are:

  • Tuesday 23rd April 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 4th June 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 3rd July 10am-12pm

    They will be at The Well-being Hub, 89 Manor Rd, Rushenden ME11 5LX and are free to attend for families living in Swale.

    In addition to the support around caring for a child with Autism, entry into education (EHCP) and health & wellbeing the sessions will provide additional support on accessing financial support / benefits / family budgets etc.

    No booking required, just turn up. Children not in school are welcome to accompany but parents / carers are responsible for them at all times.

    For further information please email  

    These sessions are funded by Swale Borough Council


    We are happy to announce the next date for our Youth Club. 

    These will be held at Sheppey United FC, Holm Park, Queenborough Road, ME12 3DB

    10am - 11:30am on the following dates:

    • Sat 18th May
    • Sat 29th June
    • Sat 20th July

    We will have VR-Headsets, Board Games, LEGO, Crafts and Table Tennis, indoor football. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase at a subsidised cost.

    This is open to young people living in Swale aged 11-19 years. 

    Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please email to book your place.

    This is all possible thanks to funding from Sheppey United FC


    Thanks to funding from the The National Lottery Community Fund we are able to bring you an Out of Hours Help Line.

    We understand that for many reasons, the only free time you have may be evenings so, if you need some advice you can now call us.

    You can call 0300 011 0300 between 6.30 - 7.30pm and each week we will advertise the days the phoneline will be open on our Facebook page.


    On Tuesday 23rd April at 7pm we are being joined by Stella Parkinson, Occupational Therapist to talk about All Things Sensory! If you came to our SEN information day last year, you may have met her there.

    There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Please email any questions to us.

    This will be taking place via zoom and is just £5. It is open to families and professionals countrywide.

    To book please email A zoom link will then be sent nearer the time.


      On 2nd May at 7pm we are being joined by Dr Georgie Siggers, Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician to talk about what happens during the autism assessment process.

      There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Please email any questions to us.

      This will be taking place via zoom and is just £5. It is open to families and professionals countrywide.

      To book please email A zoom link will then be sent nearer the time.


      8pm Friday 3rd May 2024 - The Woodstock ME9 8AG

      Loads of great tribute acts including Elvis, ABBA, Dolly Parton, Cher, Diana Ross, Chic, The Rat Pack and Amy Winehouse. All of these acts are giving their time for free and all profits from the event will go towards supporting families with autistic children / young people. 

      Tickets are £10 per person and available using the QR code or the link below:

      We will also be holding raffle with some amazing prizes.  These include:

      •  £100 cash prize
      •  £50 cash prize x3
      • Fortnum and Masons hamper
      • 4 x bottles of champagne
      • £30 Amazon voucher
      • £10 Amazon voucher
      • £20 dining out gift card
      • An echo dot
      • Wildwood family voucher
      • 2 x tickets to Maidstone United home game
      • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway family day voucher
      • Messy Pups Play session
      • Maidstone Village Hotel Pub and Grill voucher
      • K9 Nanny field hire vouchers and nail clipping and dog products
      • 2 x Light Sittingbourne cinema tickets
      • Swallows
      • leisure centre voucher

      For more information please email


      The next round of The Real Life Autism Course starts at 7pm on 1st May.  This is a 6 week virtual course delivered via Zoom.  £80 per family.

      • Each week the sessions will be geared around a different topic:
      • week 1, Introductions, autism and the co-occurring conditions
      • week 2, sensory processing
      • week 3, anxiety, stimming and masking
      • week 4, education
      • week 5, communication and behaviour
      • week 6, Q & A- ask us

      Please email to book your place

      The Autism Apprentice CIC is registered in England and Wales.  

      Registered office: 8 Twisleton Court, Priory Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 2EN
      Company number: 12025031