Project 52 CIC was created by Fiona Barr after research on her theory the “WHIISPA approach.”

WHIISPA: Working Holistically, including Intensive Interaction Sensory Play Approach

Project 52 work with children and adults with autism, learning disabilities and additional needs,  including those with dementia both in education. children’s and adult services.  We provide Intensive Interaction, Sensory Drama and Therapeutic Play with individuals and groups to enable people to engage with others and the world around them. We also deliver training and consultancy.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic we have had to make changes to how we support individuals. Even though social distancing has come in to play and we are all having to work safely, we believe everyone should still have the opportunity to experience connections, communicate, build relationships and have fun. Due to this, we have a developed a series of DVDs which incorporate the Project 52 ethos. Please see the DVD tab for more information.

For Project 52, it is a great honour to share with communities and people recognising each persons’ unique take on the world, to feel appealing to be with. A smile is a universal language. We desire to see people blossom and take part. Each person finding their way with care and support. Our company has a long-term perspective and commitment to supporting others to be confident, communicative, and playful. We want each person to be seen and heard, to be happy and enjoy colour, texture, music, singing, movement, and fun, To find things people love to do, to build community.

Our Story Boxes are designed to make people feel good about themselves, know joy, have passion and curiosity for life, to feel a real sense of purpose, believe in themselves and their worth. A borderless environment full of colour sound and texture.

“…such lovely and inspirational people!”



“Fiona is so very inspiring and amazing communicator, I am in awe of her wisdom and life experience. Continue in your life changing work. Thank you so much for your time, tonight was just as excellent.”