Rotary donates £500 to help Autism Wessex

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 April 2016


The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has donated £500 to Autism Wessex.

The regional charity provides specialist services for people affected by the condition and associated difficulties across Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Help is varied and far reaching, including education, residential, respite and social care, advocacy and advice services.

Lyme rotarian Guy Hayden said: “It was in response to a plea for funds to support the charity’s advocacy and advice service that we donated these monies.

“They provide a lifeline to people affected by autism on a range of issues, such as diagnosis, behaviour, isolation, employment and housing.

“Not only does the charity provide support for people with autism, but also their parents and those in a support role, with many experiencing an immediate reduction in stress as a result of the charity’s work.

“There is no cure for autism, but with appropriate education and support, the impact of autism can be reduced and people with autism can be active citizens, enjoying maximum independence and a good quality of life.”

He added: “We hope that our donation can improve the lives of people with autism in Dorset and the surrounding area.”

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