As promised here is a charity and campaign worth backing! And what better time to show your support then Autism Awareness month.
ICT4Autism a non-profit organisation is reasonably new charity that was recently featured on the UK news. It’s founded by Sally Hugget a mother to two children one with autism and supported by UK television presenter Paul Ross.
Sally is on a mission to make a real difference to the lives of UK autistic children by providing them with computer systems that have been adapted for their needs. This would mean the computers would feature certain impressive technologies like Large keyboards, trackball mice, and touch screens. Her aim is to provide at least 150 systems to autistic children in her first year. This is going to cost an astounding £150.000 which will be made up from donations, pledges, and fundraising events.
This Mother is an inspiration to many! Me included. Not only does she look after her two beautiful children that have special needs but she puts her heart and her soul into making things happen for our autistic children. She believes all children with autistic spectrum disorders will be able to reach great heights if given the chance! And I have to say I’m in complete agreement with her. ICT4Autism is going to change the lives of many autistic children within the UK for many years to come. If you’re looking to support a charity that is aimed at making the lives of autistic children more enjoyable with the prospect of a more rewarding future then ICT4Autism ticks all the boxes.
Look Into My Eyes, There’s A Person in There is a campaign Sally has created to run along side ICT4Autism. Photographer Phil Burrows the owner of Avant Photographic has created a wonderful campaign poster that not only looks fantastic but also gets the message out there. The campaign was launched to bring awareness and show society that autism is not as rare as people may think! Sally says the message is simple! There is a person behind those eyes. Given the right tools and encouragement they can go on to have fulfilling and rich lives.
Look into my eyes there’s a person in there is also launching a magazine called L.I.M.E (Look into my eyes ) aimed at parents of special needs children. This is due to be published in June by ICT4Autism. L.I.M.E will feature advice for parents of children with ASD, Fragile X, Downs Syndrome, cerebal Palsy and more. The magazine will be linked to its own Website which is still under construction. Keep a look out in the sidebar as I will add the link once it’s all up and running.
Want to learn more, receive updates or contact Sally? Then why not Join one of her fantastic Facebook groups or have a look at her blog, packed full of wonderful post that tell the story of a busy, Inspiring mum and her adorable children.
The Campaign poster remains the property of ICT4Autism & Avant Photographic.
Check it out… ICT4Autism