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We are pleased to announce that Skylarks is not affected by the second lockdown and we will continue to operate from the Crossway Centre offering a wide range of services in a Covid-compliant manner.

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Adult Children

Welcome to Skylarks

Skylarks is an independent Richmond upon Thames-based charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. We also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families.

You do not need a diagnosis or referral to join us and, whilst we are based in Richmond upon Thames, there are no geographical limitations for our members. Anyone from anywhere is welcome!

We provide the environment for children with additional needs and their siblings to build lasting relationships, while also offering them the opportunity to grow and develop together through play, activities and therapies.

We provide information and support for families and carers, all under one roof and at the same time. We offer a range of workshops, therapies and support groups, or simply a listening ear over a hot drink.
Haymarket Media Group visiting the Pedal Project at Skylarks

What does Skylarks offer?

Children with additional needs can:

  • Join inclusive and supportive play sessions
  • Socialise and interact
  • Learn sign language through singing
  • Take part in weekly music therapy
  • Experience our sensory room
  • Be creative with arts and crafts
  • Access classes like drama and karate
  • Have their hair cut without stress or pressure
  • Learn cookery skills and have fun with food
  • Take part in many more activities and therapies...

Parents and carers can:

  • Receive advice from health professionals
  • Access Disability Benefits advice
  • Attend talks, courses and workshops
  • Access SEN advocacy advice
  • Receive counselling or join a support group
  • Meet other parents/carers
  • Receive complementary therapies
  • Share experiences and support

Find Us

Most activities and talks are free. Donations welcome

Opening hours

Term time
Tuesdays: 2:30pm - 5:30pm;
Fridays: 9:30am - 12 noon.
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What do our sessions look like now?

November 20, 2020
You are very welcome to show this page to your children, so that they know what to expect when they come to see us. You will also find more photos on our Facebook page.
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COVID-19 Guidance for Families

November 20, 2020
Please make sure to read this information before attending our sessions at the CrossWay Centre.
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SEND Advice Service - Workshops for parents

November 19, 2020
At Skylarks we aim to relieve the stress that parent-carers are under by giving them the tools they need to advocate for their child. We are pleased to be able to announce a new service for our families.
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