Taijutsu – Friday

For autistic children (aged 5 to 18) or those with any other learning difficulty and their siblings.

The sessions are run by Sensei Jim Hey from Reading Taijutsu with help from ASD Family Help staff and volunteers.

The sessions are aimed specifically for autistic children and those with learning difficulties or anxiety. Siblings are always welcome.

Some of our students, along with Sensei Jim.

The class can be physically hard work and we have found many benefits to our children (increased self-confidence, co-ordination & fitness, working with others, making friends, team work & finding a place they feel safe to learn in).

Students working with their bubble partners


Fridays Session is at:

Swallowfield Parish Hall

Outside of Swallowfield Parish Hall

Children need to apply for a place within this class and there may be a waiting list. You will be asked to complete a registration form and to chat with a member of staff to ensure that the class will be suitable for your child and that we can meet their needs.

Parents are not permitted to enter or stay inside the building. Children will be asked to use hand sanitiser upon entering and their temperature will be taken. We are currently working in small bubbles of children with a dedicated volunteer or staff member per bubble. We are unable to work in close contact or teach grabbling or throws at this time – but the situation will be reviewed regularly.

Children need to bring their own water to class (and we are unable to refill water bottles).

There is ample secure parking on site.