Who benefits from your money
When we initially set up our charity, our aim was clear: to fund bursary places for young children with autism to participate in an ABA Programme. Primarily, your donation will go directly to the families of those we support in the form of a bursary. Specifically, this will ensure that our families are provided with a qualified ABA Consultant, tutors and the resources required to deliver the programme effectively.
Whilst this remains our core objective, it is also important that we recognize and respond to growing demand for help and support across Hampshire. We offer advocacy support which helps vulnerable families who may be struggling to cope with their child’s autism diagnosis and therefore provide bespoke signposting, befriending and where appropriate peer-support for families in need. The aim is to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to support for families who may feel exhausted and isolated by their child’s diagnosis. Your donation can provide access to sources of information and support, which can help provide the appropriate level of educational support for their child.
As the children we work with transition from the ABA home programme into their preschool, we require funding to enable our tutors to transfer support into the pre-school setting.
This liaison helps to move the work of the programme into a real life setting, which enhances the child’s chances of participating in engaged and appropriate communication. Not only will the child benefit directly from your donation, but in addition, the child’s parents and siblings will also benefit, as this collaborative approach will enable their child to communicate more effectively from day to day social situations. For families who have a child with autism, this means that the whole family can communicate more effectively which reduces isolation within the unit and lessens feelings of desperation. Many of our families are able to feel more confident socializing within their community and your donation could help to reduce the likelihood of the family breakdown.