Individual and group support services for children and young people aged 3 – 18 years who have additional support needs. Family support 12 hrs per day 7 days per week at KO-NEKT Ardrossan, all day every day activities and drop in service.
Need support at the last minute book on line and drop off. Experienced staff at hand every day, this service is changing the way our children with ASN receive support. A service which is there for you when you need it.
Does your child have an additional support need? Do they receive support from a service or organisation? Is this paid for on your behalf? If so things are changing.
Ayrshire Childrens Services is a developing service for children with additional supports needs; we create an all-inclusive package of support which works alongside your child to deliver support tailored to their individual needs.
We listen to your child’s view and work with them to help access activities and services in their community. We also create activities and access community activities which will challenge and support your child’s develop new skills.
ACS also offers supports your child at home to learn new, independence skills within their home environment – keeping safe, home skills and personal skills.
Self-Direct Support is where you are allocated a budget called a direct payment; this money allows you to take more control over the services you receive. For more information please give us a call.
‘I receive SDS payments for my son who is 12 years old, his ACS worker helps him to get out and about he has made new friends and has become more confident to do things on his own. This is a big improvement as he was always stuck in or with us.’
“I receive SDS payments my 15 yr old daughter can now travel independently, cook a small meal and also has new friends – they went to the cinema together, she is a real teenager now”
“I receive SDS payments my son attended ACS’s summer program, he went to Blairdrummond, his first time on an outing with us! I was delighted, he had a great day and came home happy with lots to talk about”
At Ayrshire Childrens Services we believe that YOU are the professional in YOUR child’s life. YOU tell us what you need to make your child’s life better. WE will work alongside you and your family to create a package of support that suits YOU. TOGETHER creating a service that fits around your life. We will help build a plan together, giving your child a choice of activities, some of which are exclusive to ACS.
If you are worried or confused talk to us and we will help you see the future more clearly. We will arrange to come and see you at home and help you to be ready for the changes.
Additional Support Services
one to one
home support (learning new skills)
short term support (families in crisis)
short term support (parental illness)
educational Attendance support
specialist transport (ACS referrals only)
ACS promotes no red tape and no waiting lists we begin support within 2 weeks of the initial referral. We specialise in tailored support for families so please do not hesitate to call us we have many skilled workers.
Marianne Greenway – Manager Director
Various Costs, call or view website for more details.
The duration is open ended as ACS works along side you, therefore times and dates are tailored to your choice, you can start and stop the support when ever you choose. KO-NEKT offers flexible support 12 hrs per day 7 days per week you choice when and for how long.
Resources and Amenities
Ayrshires first flexible support centre for children and young people with ASN, opens for a ‘sneaky peek week’ for all our friend old and new. Pop along any time during autism awareness week and discover the exciting and creative events we have planned for Easter and for the next coming year. If your looking for care and support for your child, come along and receive a warm welcome and talk to our staff about your ‘hope, dreams & wishes’ for a service with a difference.
ACS is a community based service that accesses local and KO-NEKT centre activities to help build independence and gives choice to your child.
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