A summary of the huge range of activities ChAPS offers families is available to browse here.

What we do at ChAPS

For Children

We run a range of activities on a monthly basis. We also run an Intensive Social Skills programme and a Mindfulness programme both in small groups for 8 weeks.  The Club is our specialised socialisation group running weekly in Northwich.  We have extra holiday activities like raft building, science workshops, working farm visits, climbing, tubing etc.

For Adults

We run an Independence and Living Skills programme in small groups.  Spectrum Connect our adults social group in Runcorn and Winsford, Crafty Club weekly in Runcorn or Northwich, Anti Gravity Yoga in Widnes, Counselling, monthly walk in Delamere Forest, extra social activities like bingo or quiz nights, art trips, salt mines etc.

For Parents

We have lots of daytime and evening parent support meetings where you can learn how other parents access services, gain advice about an issue you are struggling to deal with.  We have a training programme which includes topics such as the 7 senses, comic strip and social stories, transitions, girls on the spectrum, puberty, anxieties and stress management.   ‘The Best Gift is YOU’ an empowering programme for 8 weeks targeting wellbeing and coping strategies. We also offer Counselling, an Advocacy service and run social events.

We run the Attention Card with Cheshire Police and now Merseyside Police for anyone with a medical diagnosis which is a superb initiative giving support in emergency situations.  An optional part of the application form is to list their difficulties and this information is then put onto Cheshire and Merseyside Police’s intelligence data system. In conjunction with autism awareness training of police officers.

For Schools

We run Autism Awareness Assemblies in primary and secondary schools and provide a Professional Training to staff.  

98% of our activities are FREE if you join as a ChAPS member.  We have to make our charity sustainable, so we ask for a monthly membership donation of £10 per family. Families in financial difficulty will be given free membership. Come along and meet us and see what we can do to support your family.

Meetings & Activities

Parents Meetings

Chester activities

Ellesmere Port activities

Winsford activities

Northwich activities

Halton activities

Warrington activities

Inspiring families to achieve more

If you need further information or advice please contact us on: 0344 850 8607 or

0344 850 8607

ChAPS Po Box 155 Frodsham WA6 1BW

Charity Registration No.1149624 Company No.08262460

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