Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society receive £24,800 from lloyds TSB foundation
Staffordshire adults autistic society has been awarded £24,800 for its work helping people on the autism spectrum, with communication skills for Autism Radio UK,
Autism radio UK broadcasts online on www.autismradiouk.co.uk presenters on the spectrum with autism interview, local people invite guests into the studio, have interviews over the, listen again section and plays music online, phone-in’s and also do live outside broadcasts with other community groups and charity’s, and do live link ups to the studio HQ’s in newcastle under lyme.
SAAS founder and chairman Kevin Healey said, “We are delighted that we have been awarded this grant. i launched autism radio UK 17 months ago, we have now produced over 300 shows, and supported hundreds of people, its amazing we have received this grant from lloyds tsb foundation, to recruit a Radio supervisor for the project, the project will help people on the spectrum to gain a new skill in radio broadcasting as well has volunteering, learning news skills in media which could hopefully lead to employment in the future”.
Andrew Robinson Presenter of Autism Radio UK said, “ Autism radio UK has made a difference to my life, its made me more outgoing, and with this funding it will help more people on the spectrum like it has helped me, Now we have this project it will cater for more people
Peter Cunnison project grants manager for the west midlands said, “Having completed our 25th anniversary in 2011, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales continues with our aim to provide stable funding for the core costs charities need to keep their doors open and services running. The needs of the most disadvantaged has never been more important. It is wonderful to be able to support a charity like Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society. Their work through the radio station has proven to be a great tool in building the confidence and communication skills of adults with Autism.