L.O.A.F. is a Saturday morning activity group which the whole family can attend.  It runs fortnightly during term time from 10am to 1pm and provides an inclusive environment where all children up to age 12 (those with A.S.C. and their siblings) and their parents/carers are welcome and supported by trained staff and volunteers.

Currently we run L.O.A.F. at 4 venues throughout the county:


Wootton Lower School, Harris Way, Wootton, Beds, MK43 9FZ


Ivel Valley Special School, The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL


Southcott Lower School, Bideford Green, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard  LU7 7UA


Lady Zia Wernher School, Ashcroft Road, Luton LU2 9AY


The cost is £8 per family payable at the door.  If you have not been to L.O.A.F. before and would like to register your interest, please call the Autism Bedfordshire Office on 01234 214871 for further details.  After the first visit, families need to become members of Autism Bedfordshire to be able to attend the L.O.A.F. sessions.

L.O.A.F. provides a place where children with autism and their families can feel comfortable, accepted and valued. It is a calm, supportive environment that enables the children to feel safe, join in and not be judged if they don’t.