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The A-Team

The A-team is a youth group for 11-25 year olds with autism living in the Blackpool area.

If you enjoy crafts, baking, games and trips out and would like to meet new people and make friends the A-team may be for you. The A-Team meet weekly on a Tuesday evening at the Aiming Higher Centre on Church Street in Blackpool and also offer trips and activities during the school holidays.

For more details on how to join, the activities we offer and any questions you may have please call 01253 206447 and ask for Ella or Toya.

The A-team is virtually the only place I’ve been able to interact with other autistic people like me. I’m understood within the A-Team and that’s important.

Beth, 25

When I joined the A-Team I became more confident and started to believe in myself more and I’d like to thank you guys for that.

Keane,13

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