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Robbie Williams Give’s it Sum Again! to Autism Charity

Robbie Williams supports us again but this time £26,242.00!!

This project will offer people with autism option to access an autism specific service directly from our office base. The project will involve people with ASC and members of the community and therefore will build bridges for people with ASC into the community.. Therefore this will be a unique service. The project also creates volunteering opportunities for local people in the community and will enhance their employ-ability through the training and skills we will offer to potential volunteers. These will include skills around working with people, and also knowledge and understanding of the autistic spectrum. As not much training is available in the area of autism but approximately 1% of the population is on the autistic spectrum, this will be a valuable asset in terms of employ ability.

kevin Healey said ”

Autism is a lifelong condition on a spectrum. The spectrum ranges from autism with severe learning disabilities to autism with normal or above average IQ, more commonly known as Asperger syndrome. All people on the autistic spectrum have difficulties with communication, social interaction and imagination. They also tend to have a restricted range of interests and sensory difficulties such as over- or under sensitivity. Most people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) live socially isolated lives and do not participate  in community life to a large extent. Less than 10% of people with ASC are employed. Due to their condition, their social isolation and lack of employment opportunities, about 67% of people with ASC have mental health difficulties, mainly anxiety and depression. Blockages to employment are also due to the general public’s lack of awareness of the condition.

. Most people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) live socially isolated lives and do not participate in community life to a large extent. Less than 10% of people with ASC are employed. Due to their condition, their social isolation and lack of employment opportunities, about 67% of people with ASC have mental health difficulties, mainly anxiety and depression. Blockages to employment are also due to the general public’s lack of awareness of the condition.

Robbie does so much for the community in North Staffordshire with out the Give it sum fund would struggle in this tough economical climate, as charities around North Staffordshire are having tough times at the moment! we are really pleased that the Give it sum have supported us again this year, this funding is going to help us immensely and we cant thank Robbie enough!!!

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