Now we’re in lockdown, our community needs us more than ever.
The Coronavirus crisis is making life tough for many people on the autistic spectrum. Some may feel anxious, isolated, frightened and out of routine. Some parents are seeking new ways to occupy their children. Some may just want to call a friendly, knowledgeable person who can offer advice. That’s why we want to continue to offer support, to as many people as possible.
We’re answering calls for advice and help on our new Emergency Helpline, providing group sessions online, and sending useful resources to families staying at home. Where possible, our teams are continuing to make home visits.
We don’t know when life will become easier again, nor what challenges may come next, so we’re asking our friends and supporters to considering giving a gift now to Resources for Autism to help us to remain a lifeline for those that we help.
“Thank you for following up with me and my family, reaching out to us, offering help… I thank you and RfA from the bottom of our hearts, I will never forget this, be sure…”
– A Parent, during the current crisis
“A huge hug to all of you and the wonderful work and support you give. You are our lifeline. I can’t thank you enough.”
A Parent, during the current crisis
£5 could go towards staffing our Emergency Hotline, allowing people to call us with questions or seeking advice.
£10 could go towards helping a child cope with isolation by providing their family with a Home Isolation Kit, packed with activities, ideas for filling the day, and sensory toys.
£25 could go towards equipment to allow our staff to work remotely, enabling us to continue supporting the adults and young people accessing our services during this challenging time. This will allow us to hold therapy sessions online, and to help our staff stay in contact with our community when homeworking.