We are Vicky and Giles Stanley, co-founders of The Playhouse Foundation. In 2007, our 2 year old son was diagnosed with autism and despite our search for something which could proactively help us to support him, there didn’t appear to be anything which directly tackled his specific autistic traits.
As a family, we were finding it more and more difficult to cope with our son’s challenging behaviour and any form of social life became impossible. He had severe language and communication difficulties, an intolerance to any social setting, obsessive and ritualistic behaviours and frequent tantrumming throughout the day. It was purely by chance that we discovered ABA therapy.
Without ABA and the skills and expertise of those who have worked with our son, he would not be thriving in a mainstream school. As such, we are passionate about ABA as an effective early intervention programme and with the increase in children being diagnosed with this condition, our charity, The Playhouse Foundation offers those who would not otherwise benefit, the opportunity of having this life-changing provision.