What a year it has been… Since opening our doors in 2016 we have worked with a growing number of children, parents, nurseries and schools to help young people with Autism reach their potential.
We have worked hard this year to spread the word about our services but also to increase awareness and educate about the importance of early intervention. We have even written our first editorial piece in the Sussex edition of ABC Parenting Magazine. Pick up your free copy or check out our article (on page 77) here…
Early Action for Autism is also developing a strong following on social media and this has been a great way for us to share our news and thoughts. You can find us here…
A key issue in our thoughts recently has been how we continue to be surprised (and somewhat disheartened) by the how long the diagnosis process can take - up to four years - and during this time, many parents are left feeling confused and unsupported. Not many people are aware that there are networks of support available and that you can begin helping your child even before diagnosis.
It was for this reason that we decided to host an Open Morning at our centre recently where we were available to share: our experiences; information about Early Action for Autism; and important support links to anyone who needed help. If you missed out on coming to see us, please contact us and we would be happy to share the links or arrange for a suitable time for you to visit.
We have met many families in the very early stages of diagnosis and, throughout the past year, we have been approached by clients from various places throughout Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In fact, we are currently looking for tutors to help deliver our quality service to our fast-growing client base. Previous experience would be beneficial although not essential. If you think you have the skills required to become a therapist and would like to join the team, please contact us.
Finally, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU! to everyone who has supported us over the past year and we look forward to helping more families in the future.