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Little Heroes Autism Play Area

by kim drake in Westcliff On Sea, England, United Kingdom

£475

raised of £2,500 target
11
supporters
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This project will only be funded if at least £2,500 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

To ensure that the store area is an autism friendly and safe play area.

by kim drake in Westcliff On Sea, England, United Kingdom

Lets enable, together we can make this worn out old store room a home for our Little Heroes...

The beginning...

Almost 8 years ago my son Alfie age 3 was diagnosed with autism.  At that point I was rock bottom and no where to turn to.  Every time we ventured out I felt like I was being judged by others and my little boy was viewed as "the problem child".  Social isolation was very easy to fall into but instead I decided to empower my inner self and together with a friend we set up a friendly non-judgemental monthly support session for families like our very own.

The journey...

Fast forward to now and the journey has been magical, bringing together hundreds of families to form a supportive community where people can learn from one another, source advice and information.  The children including siblings feel at ease and can participate in events and activities that may be challenging in a mainstream environment.  Little Heroes ASD Support Group achieved registered charity status in June 2016, went to weekly face to face support sessions in September 2019 and in October 2019 took on our very own property.

The dream...

The property is our dream and will be Little Heroes ASD SUPPORT HUB, a place where regular sessions can be held and even more can be designed to ensure the support is there for families of now and the future.  With the dedication of our families our front room is the support area and is almost completed.  The back room is very unloved and needs a lot of attention and money!  Our aim is to make this into a playroom which will have an outdoors inside as there is no garden area to use, a soft play area, a sensory room and a storage room.  There is lots to do but our Little Heroes keep us motivated as we know they are our way forward.

As an independent registered charity that relies heavily upon volunteers and is not funded by the local authority every penny really does help.  Pease work collectively together and enable rather than disable, as we like to say Never Say Never - together we will achieve.

For more information about how we make a difference please visit https://www.facebook.com/littleheroesasdsupport2014/?ref=bookmarks

Thank you.

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