Local autism charity, Sail Autism recently celebrated its 3 rd birthday at the Sail Crew Young Adult Group at the ARCH centre in Burnbank, Hamilton.
Sail Autism was set up and is managed by a team of parents who have children with autism.
Chairperson Ross Macfadyen said, “We created Sail Autism to fill a gap in services for young people. We currently run two groups – one for teenagers and one for young adults.”
Both groups are seen as a “safe haven” by the young people who attend. Activities are arranged for the young people and the parent/carers also receive support via support groups that run at the same time as the activities.
Sail Autism is self-funding. Their Spring Fling and Walk For Sail were built as dual purpose events. The young people have an event they can take part in as well as raising much need funds.
Ross continued, “We would also like to thank Wellman Cars and Paul McCarroll House of Travel for their generous support.”
The charity can be contacted via their website, www.sailautism.org.uk or by email email@example.com