Weʼve raised £0 to Give my 23 year old son who has autism help to fund his own education equipment, tuition and travel support daily.
- Derby, United Kingdom
- Closed on Thursday, 1st December 2016
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I am writing about my son William who is 23.He has autism obsessive compulsive disorder dyslexia and dyscalculia(number problems).his educational journey has been long and difficult as he has struggled to combat bullies and illness.Unfortunately the educational system has not supported him without a fight.He is currently battling his local authority to go to a college of his choice to study media.He has been left at home by his local authority for over a year and before that 18months.His life was looking out of the window seeing people his age living their life with choices to gain qualifications whilst he stayed in.No one came.
last year he cried in my arms as we had to leave college as he had no funding and they asked him to leave.This year he has taken his own support worker and college are able to teach him but not help him as much as he needs without funding this term.
By raising the money william will be able to go to college with his specialist autism trained support worker ,to work with him to travel work independently of his family(no 23 year old person has to be taken to college by his mum ).It will pay for his own equipment ,and some extra tuition and support to gain qualifications in media He needs his own equipment that his college say would help him like an applemac computer and camera as his ocd makes him scared to touch other peoples.
William wants to do what everyone else takes for granted study at college and not let his disability get in the way but thats hard without help.
He has no funds to continue attending he pays double fare every day and an hourly rate to his support worker.His u tube James Bond Spectre clip with Timothy Dalton has had thousands of looks.
He has a talent and ambition.
William has a mainstream life so his education is no different.
As his mum I am proud of him.By donating today he can carry on going to college.Thankyou.
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