Hi my name is Aaron Pearson and I am a plasterer based in Denmead Hampshire,
Who has been trying to help out this start up charitable org for the last couple of years,
Autism isolation no more,
I believe in this project, I believe in the need for real support for families with autism ( a actual place not just a website!) and I am on a mission to build them a rural early intervention inclusion centre for children with special needs specialising in autistic spectrum condition complete with sensory room and family area in a natural setting.
autism isolation no more started over 5 years ago by an beautiful lady who really cares about families in need of support, she stood on stage and pitched to an audience and she won, she won one thousand pound of funding, which she hired a play area exclusivity for the families for the next 3 years, where she built memories for the children, and a love for them that will stay forever,
then came a Hampshire based shopping centre who had a derelict shop that had vacant for best part of a decade (it needed a lot of work, not a problem enter aaron)
They wanted to create a inclusion centre,
I removed all shelving, I plastered it, I painted it ( I hate painting) and I even laid the carpet (not my usual job description ha ha) , unfortunately when we turned on the electrics they was a small electrical fire, which smoked out the place, problem was the electricians that were called in to safety check the lights, stole all their sensory lights and some equipment!
It was a major set back but they carried on trying to make the best of it,
the place was really looking amazing, it was totally transforming from the unloved crappy space and than suddenly these massive stickers adverting the space were slapped up on the windows by the management to rent out the venue!!!! These very stickers caused the windows to crack, their had to cancel their halloween party due to the safety reason, being an responsible org they arranged for the windows to be replaced on their own insurance,
Which the shopping centre allowed even though they knew the place was already being leased to another business. unbeknown to the organsation.
After 4 months of being looked in the eye when asking the question is this place being taken over and being told no, they were given just 5 days notice to move out cheers mate ! I helped by hiring van and packing up , it was devastating for them, they had invested everything they had into it, and they lost it all.
So desperate time call for desperate measures not wanting to let the families and children down, we converted our own living room into a sensory space, full on sensory experience, we have all the stuff now bubble tubes, fibre optics, interactive panel, ball pits, and soft play, but that can't last forever
its been like that for around a year now, but now we need a larger space and it just so happens that a piece of land is just becoming available behind our current venue, its the perfect place, its currently registered as "other community facility" but if not brought by us it will be sold for a 7 property site to a property developer, we would love to buy this and build our log cabin, we have 10 k worth of building materials ready to go! we just need your support! all we want to do is help families with autism to be included and to help them reach their fullest potential,
help us to help others