Weʼre raising £600 to £600 funding for an alternative social and emotional therapy program for Autism.
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My eldest child of three has Autism and related medical conditions. She struggles in main stream education and is unable to get the social and emotional support through the local authority. An alternative program has been found that offers tailored therapy with animals. The program offers an AQA qualification in small animals and horses. My daughter did not get her diagnosis until she had almost finished Primary school.
She suffered bullying by peers and had endured several years of feeling misunderstood. The program available offers weekly sessions of equine assisted learning.
The cost for the therapy is £60 a week and there is no grants or funding available, despite diagnosis.
The opportunity to be part of these sessions could help my daughter significantly improve her social and emotional skills from the program, opening new opportunities for the future.
The program is a unique opportunity and I want to raise as much as I can to self fund the program on her behalf.
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About the fundraiser
I am a teacher in the local community. I have three children with Autism; they are my world, unique with their own personalities and difficulties. I spend my time helping other people's children in education and spend the other hours fighting my own children's corners!