What is Autism?
The NAS (National Autistic Society) uses the following definition:
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
They have a very good 'easy read' read page which can be found here. Their site also has lots of other resources including Autism Myth-Busting, explanations of Aspergers / High Functioning Autism and Strategies for Living with Autism.
Can You Help Me?
We work with children on the Autistic Spectrum and their families and carers, within the Bradford District. Your child does not need a diagnosis to access our services, though we we would expect your child to have autistic tendencies or traits.
How Much Do You Charge?
The work we do directly with parents is provided free of charge. This is possible due to the support of various organisations (see our sponsors page). Where there is a group session we usually ask for a contribution towards the cost of running the session. At present this is generally £2, which goes towards providing the snacks and refreshments for the session. If there is a trip (for example the Social Skills group might go 10-Pin Bowling), we usually ask that parents pay the entry costs for their child. The cost for each session should be listed on the page for each session we run.
If the session cost causes hardship, please speak to us as in some circumstances we may be able to subsidise places.