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Useful organisations for fun & support

The Engine Shed

A monthly ‘train club’ for children on the autistic spectrum and their families in the North East London area.  The club has  Model Hornby railways & train sets for all abilities will be set up and a range of train-related resources for children to play with.

Train-loving children who are not on the spectrum also welcome. and there is no charge. 
If you would like to come or want more information contact Gill:

The organisation aims to:

  • Provide a unique special interest facility for children on the autistic spectrum and their families.

  • Provide an opportunity for families to share and learn new strategies for promoting the learning and social skills of our children, using their love of trains as an entry point.

  • Create a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which all children, siblings, parents and other family members can feel comfortable and relaxed.

Where and when

Meetings usually  happen second Sunday of each month 11.00-2.00pm  at:

St Francis Church Hall,

Hawkswood Crescent,


E4 7RS 

For more information

Contact the coordinator Gill:

email: or by

text: 07583 405958