ARCOS is a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. These conditions are often complex, persist throughout life and require specialist, long-term treatment. Our goal is to enable clients to benefit from the latest advances in knowledge, understanding, skills and technology. Based in the West Midlands, we have a Resource, Training and Therapy Centre and operate a nationwide outreach service.
ARCOS is not a private clinic. We depend upon charitable grants and donations to maintain a high quality of service. Fees are charged for assessment, therapy and training services. A great deal of information and advice is provided free charge.
ARCOS works in collaboration with the NHS and other organisations working directly with clients and with their families. In order to promote comprehensive help and support, we expect to liaise with the client’s GP and other professionals involved. ARCOS provides training for professionals including doctors, therapists, nurses and teachers. The NHS, throughout the UK purchases the majority of ARCOS training courses for professional staff. ARCOS also provides training for relatives and other carers.
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SMILE Clubs and Groups
Summer Holiday Clubs: 1:1 and group sessions available Monday – Friday throughout the summer. For details of clubs please click here
Big Splash Beacon Walk! Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at 6.30pm. Please see flyer for more information
Teddy Bears Picnic: 17th August 2018 from 11am – 3pm. For more information please click here
Signalong at SMILE: With the recent appointment of a Signalong Tutor to the SMILE Team we are pleased to launch two new activities: Signalong Cafe and Signalong with SMILE: a stay and play mother and child group.
SMILE Saturday Club from 10am – 12pm: 1st Saturday of each month. For more information please click here
SMILE Stay & Play Baby and Toddler Group: Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9.30 – 11.30am.
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