The Ark Centre was founded in June 2015 by myself, Sarah Day and my partner Nick Cheshire, parents of 2 children with autism, and was opened as a regulated setting for delivering effective intervention and much-needed support to other families with children with autism.
We first opened the first centre of its kind in Essex to offer Occupational Therapy, Behaviour Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy all under one roof.
Our team offer specialised therapy to children with autism and/or social communication difficulties, aged 2-5 years, before they start school. All of us at The Ark Centre realise the importance of early year intervention for children with autism, to provide the ‘readiness to learn’ skills required to enable them to access future learning opportunities.
So why choose The Ark Centre?
- It’s multidisciplinary, providing ABA, SLT and OT all under one roof
- Therapy programmes are tailored to each individual child
- A social setting, which is important for addressing social difficulties
- Our programmes are fun for the children, as well as effective
Our therapy sessions make a positive, meaningful difference to the lives of both the children we support, and their families. You can find out more details about the programmes we can offer on our Therapy pages.