Autism char­ity help

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A La­nark­shire-based char­ity which pro­vides sup­port to young peo­ple with autism has re­ceived a huge fund­ing boost thanks to The Big Lot­tery Fund Scot­land.

REACH La­nark­shire Autism have se­cured more than £77,000 as part of the lot­tery fund’s lat­est rounds of grants.

The char­ity will use the money to in­crease the ca­pac­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity of its Im­prov­ing Lives of Fam­i­lies with Autism pro­ject.

The grant will fund new staff to de­liver ther­apy, fam­ily sup­port and life skills ses­sions to help fam­i­lies who have a young per­son with an autism spec­trum dis­or­der in La­nark­shire.

Kirsteen Al­lan, trustee with REACH La­nark­shire Autism, said: “Our char­ity has come a long way since it was founded in 2012 and this fund­ing al­lows us to take REACH to the next step.

“It gives us the op­por­tu­nity to em­ploy staff who will sup­port and ad­vise our mem­bers.

“We can­not thank the Big Lot­tery Fund enough for af­ford­ing us the op­por­tu­nity to grow as a char­ity and to con­tinue to make a dif­fer­ence to those af­fected by autism and their fam­i­lies through­out La­nark­shire.”

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