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Covid-19 - Important Notice: We're Back! Skylarks has reopened some face-to-face sessions. In order to protect our children and families you must pre book sessions. We are still running many of our activities live online using Zoom and producing new exciting video content to share with families for use at home.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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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.
Adhoc: Click Here

Our Super Online Raffle - Live now til 24th October

September 25, 2020
Buy a raffle ticket for £3 and you could win a custom superhero illustration created by Prentis Rollins, all whilst supporting Skylarks with our mega mission. Prentis has drawn Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, many more legends and now you! The worst villain of our current time is still on the prowl and The Skylarks Supers are battling on. They've nicknamed him CV-19 who's forced us to operate in news ways and that means our fundraising too as so many of our events were cancelled.
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Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis

August 22, 2020
Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis Helplines, phone numbers, text services and apps that you can use in a time of crisis
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Information on other organisations Summer 2020

July 29, 2020
We have gathered together lots of things that are going on locally over the summer for children with additional needs and disabilities. We hope you will find this summary useful.
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