Find activities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Dorset
There's a range of things you can take part in including:
- sports club
Search for activities
Search our Family Information Directory to find activities in Dorset and see how they support SEND.
Where to look for social events and advice
Search the Dimensions website for autism friendly:
screenings at local cinemas
Scope's online community
Scope offer an online community where you can join with other people with disabilities or speak to community advisers about anything from:
- chronic pain
- sex and relationships
- issues with sleeping
Join in the Special Olympics GB
Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of year-round sports coaching and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults of all abilities with intellectual disabilities.
Discounts on activities
Some activities, venues and leisure centres may offer discounts but you must contact the venue to see what they offer.
Lots of services offer discounts for carers. You can also receive discounts if you have a Carer's Passport.
The Dorset Max Card
The Dorset Max Card is available to all Dorset-based:
- children and young people with special educational needs or disability and registered on The Xchange
- young carers
- young people in care
- some care leavers
The Max Card means you can access free or discounted activities or benefits at a range of leisure activities across Dorset.
The list of venues that accept the card changes all the time, so make sure you contact the venues directly for prices, restrictions and opening times.
Email our Xchange coordinator for an application form: