Help Families in Need of Early Support for Autism

by Spectrum Connection CIC in Salford, England, United Kingdom

Help Families in Need of Early Support for Autism
We did it
On 8th April 2021 we successfully raised £550 with 15 supporters in 28 days

Donations instead of birthday presents! We want to offer free therapy, to support young children on the autism spectrum and their families.

by Spectrum Connection CIC in Salford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The more funds we raise, the more we can offer more low-income families the chance to receive vital early support for their autistic child.

It's my birthday on the 8th of April, and instead of presents, I would love if you could donate to Spectrum Connection CIC. 

There are a lot of families in need, especially due to financial pressures of COVID. There is a huge lack of support for very young children on the autism spectrum, despite vast evidence demonstrating the importance of early intervention. Where therapy does exist, it is often too expensive for many families to afford. This often leaves parents and carers feeling disheartened and unheard.

PACT therapy is a video-feedback intervention that supports parents or carers to better understand and communicate with their child. It aims to empower parents as the experts on their own child, in order to better advocate for and with them. PACT therapy can all be done online as it only works with parents or carers, rather than the child directly. Evidence shows that PACT supports communication and interaction over the longer-term, and is recommended for all young children on the autism spectrum (where clinically appropriate).

I am so passionate about this intervention as it is positive, child- and family-focused, extremely low demand for the child, respectful, and it's fun!

I would love to offer a free place (or more than one!) to a family who may otherwise struggle to afford this intervention.

£240 would pay for a full course of 12 sessions for one family, and could change their lives for the better.


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