Becky Chalk, Community & Event Organizer at Autism Wessex, gave an informative talk to members about the factors of autism and how the work of the organization supports sufferers and their families. Support includes e.g. advocacy, advice, parent training, education, residential and day care. The organization’s vision is that “While there is no cure for autism, we believe that with appropriate education, support or care and by making the world an easier place to understand, the impact of autism can be reduced and people with autism can be active citizens enjoying maximum independence and a good quality of life.”
Anyone interested in supporting Autism Wessex are encouraged to take part in the Big Brekkie event on Thursday 2nd April in support of ‘World Autism Awareness Day’.