Autism char­ity is de­lighted to re­ceive com­puter do­na­tion

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY -

A CHAR­ITY for peo­ple with autism is cel­e­brat­ing a do­na­tion of com­puter equip­ment from a firm.

Space4Autism of­fers respite, ad­vice, sup­port and guid­ance to peo­ple with autism and their fam­i­lies in Mac­cles­field and the sur­round­ing area.

The char­ity, which is based on Lowe Street, Mac­cles­field, runs sup­port groups for fam­i­lies and ac­tiv­i­ties for young peo­ple.

The team and its mem­bers are cel­e­brat­ing re­ceiv­ing a do­na­tion of fully re­fur­bished PCs from Prism So­lu­tions, a com­pany based in Con­gle­ton.

Ch­eryl Simp­son, char­ity oper­a­tions man­ager at Space4Autism who helped set up the char­ity, said: “We run so­cial skills clubs for more than 80 chil­dren and young peo­ple with autism from the ages of five to 18 years who want to use tech­nol­ogy and be­gin to ac­quire skills for the world of work.

“We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful for Prism’s sup­port in this.

“This do­na­tion will ben­e­fit our mem­bers and there­fore the com­mu­nity we proudly rep­re­sent.”

The do­na­tion is part of Prism’s scheme to help or­gan­i­sa­tions adopt tech­nol­ogy. To date, 80 ma­chines have been do­nated to char­i­ties since the launch 18 months ago.

Prism’s co-founder, Gary David Smith said he is de­lighted to be able to help Space4Autism.

He said: “We want to help char­i­ties use tech­nol­ogy to bet­ter con­nect with their mem­bers, vol­un­teers and po­ten­tial fun­ders.

“We are thrilled that Space4Autism took ad­van­tage of our scheme.

“Fi­nance is not the only bar­rier fac­ing third sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions with many re­port­ing to us that they need as­sis­tance with train­ing and on­go­ing sup­port.”

●● Char­ity Space4Autism is cel­e­brat­ing a do­na­tion of com­puter equip­ment

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