How you’ve helped
We simply would not be where we are today without the amazing generosity of our supporters. Below are just some examples of how your autism fundraisers have helped recently.
Our Early Years’ service
|Early Years’ is run entirely on voluntary grants and donations. Your support allows us to support parents and carers to develop confidence in their own and their child’s ability. Last year, 100% of Early Years’ learners met or exceeded their expectations, and the stories from our parent attendees highlight the life-changing impact this service has:
“Our son was having meltdowns that will last for hours and we didn’t know how to manage them or help him. The Early Years’ team support helped us so much with all their strategies that has changed our lives at home completely. We understand our son now, we can help him thanks to their help and support. The meltdowns are 100% gone. We cannot thank them enough.” Early Years’ Parent
Park House kitchen refurbishment
Fundraising has enabled us to refurbish our basement space at Park House School. Previously split between a small kitchen and a teaching room, the space has been transformed into a large state-of-the-art kitchen. The new open-plan design offers a huge range of learning opportunities for pupils to develop their independence skills and learn about food and hygiene. The refurbishment wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our supporters. We would like to thank the Trusts and Foundations, alongside individual donors, who helped us create this wonderful learning space.
|“We are so excited to have a kitchen space that replicates the home experience for pupils. They will be able to learn and practice truly valuable life skills that can be applied beyond the school environment. This will have an impact on a pupil’s independence throughout their life” Rich LeRoy, Head of Park House School
Supporting successful school transitions
|Your generosity has enabled our School Readiness Group to support families like Adam and his mum Julia. Thanks to amazing progress achieved attending our Early Years group, it became clear that Adams needs – including a more suitable peer group – might be better met in a mainstream setting. We invited them both to join our Pre-School Group sessions to prepare Adam for mainstream school. Through regular support meetings and with her increased knowledge and confidence, Julia successfully secured the right educational setting for Adam.
“Thank you all for your support, advice, guidance, encouragement, hard work, devotion to children, young people and families and for all the amazing things that you all tirelessly do.” Julia
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