Hope for Aut­sim fund­ing boost

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

Fund­ing to sup­port young peo­ple in North La­nark­shire with autism has been an­nounced by Young Scot.

Thanks to the fund­ing from the Young Scot Sandy Wat­son Me­mo­rial Fund, young peo­ple work­ing with HOPE for Autism will re­ceive £2,000 to sup­port their work.

HOPE for Autism will run a 12-week mu­sic, DJ, and video work­shop for young peo­ple with autism aim­ing to build skills and con­fi­dence and to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on their men­tal health.

Claire Dunn from Hope for Autism said: “We asked other young peo­ple in the groups what they would like to change in 2018.

“To have peo­ple lis­ten and to help oth­ers un­der­stand autism were main points in the feed­back.

“So we are plan­ning a creative- media and mu­sic project to give them a plat­form to show autism rocks!”

HOPE for Autism run a range of ed­u­ca­tional based ac­tiv­i­ties for children and young peo­ple aged two to 25.

They also of­fer sup­port to fam­i­lies and carers liv­ing across North La­nark­shire af­fected by autism.

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