Project 52 work with children and adults with autism, learning disabilities and additional needs  including those with dementia. We work with education services, children’s and adult services and in peoples own homes.  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.

Project 52 CIC was created by Fiona Barr after research on her theory the “WHIISPA approach.” WHIISPA: Working Holistically, including Intensive Interaction and Sensory Play Approach.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic we have had to make changes to how we support individuals. This time allowed us to develop new ideas which we are excited to share with you. 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 story boxes (DVD, sensory kit and story book) 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 individuals and their communities, the opportunity to communicate, share, develop relationships and work together in a way which suits the individuals own unique individualities. . A smile is a universal language. We seek to see people blossom and take part in the world around them. Each person finding their way with care and support.

Project 52 is committed 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. We aim to support people to find the things they love to do and to build a supportive community.

Our Story Boxes are designed to support 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. The story boxes are designed to create a a borderless environment full of colour sound and texture.

“…such lovely and inspirational people!”

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“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.”