Autism Charity Range
We are very proud to announce we have teamed up with a local Charity T.A.S.C.A Action for social communication and Autism. As a mum of a little boy with ASD i have realised how hard it can be for parents and children to do every day things such as days out. T.A.S.C.A are a parent run support group working and helping directly with families, giving them the opportunity to get out more and have lots of FUN. Our funds will go towards day trips out, support for families and weekend breaks.
- To offer support to families and carers of people with Autism and related disorders.
- To increase awareness of communication and social disorders in our local area.
- To collect and share information and advice related to Autism and social and communication difficulties.
- To encourage friendship and support between group members and their families.
- To provide opportunities for children and their families to partake in leisure activities.
- To offer life enhancing experiences and opportunities.
WHAT IS AUTISM?
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.
- Without understanding, autistic people and families are at risk of being isolated and developing mental health problems.
- Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that's more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.
- Autism doesn't just affect children. Autistic children grow up to be autistic adults.
- Autism is a hidden disability – you can't always tell if someone is autistic.
- While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people's lives.
- 34% of children on the autism spectrum say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on.
- 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them.
- 17% of autistic children have been suspended from school; 48% of these had been suspended three or more times; 4% had been expelled from one or more schools.
- 70% of autistic adults say that they are not getting the help they need from social services. 70% of autistic adults also told us that with more support they would feel less isolated.
- At least one in three autistic adults are experiencing severe mental health difficulties due to a lack of support.
- Only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time paid employment, and only 32% are in some kind of paid work.
- Only 10% of autistic adults receive employment support but 53% say they want it.