For us, having Aslan has made the difference between us being able to come to church or not. It means our other children can come and enjoy their groups. It means that we can sit in the service instead of having to stand outside (literally outside the building) with Joshua as we used to do because he couldn’t cope with normal groups or sitting in the service and by that point he would be too stressed to even stay in the building.
For Joshua it has meant having something that he can enjoy and get something out of and enjoy feeling wanted, loved and part of something. It is ‘his’ space where he feels safe and valued and not a nuisance or something to be ‘dealt with’. We love the level of understanding and the clear boundaries so the children can enjoy something of their own interests and still engage with the ASLAN learning.