Recognition for Pact for Autism in Harlow

News / Wed 29th Mar 2017 at 02:04pm

Recognition for Autism
By Trudy Harper

AUTISM is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people. It affects how they experience the world around them. Sufferers, parents and carers get frustrated that there is little understanding of the condition and this often means their opportunities are less than those who do not experience the same challenges.

However this week is World Autism Awareness week, which is being embraced by local charity PACT for Autism.

Debbie Hannam and Sam Fancett who are parents of autistic children founded PACT for Autism. The charity is based in Latton Bush and supports 380 families in Harlow and 500 over a wider area.

They organize talks, training activities and outings and engage with the community to raise awareness and help suffers maximize their potential.

Sam said: ‘It’s all about getting society to value children and adults with autism. We want more understanding and to open up opportunities.’

“The Charity has a cheerful and informative stall in the library and on Sunday 2nd, which is Autism Awareness Day, Passmores Academy will be lit up in pink and blue lights to represent the charities colours.

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1 Comment for Recognition for Pact for Autism in Harlow:

2017-03-29 20:56:20

I would like to say,well done to you all involved in this project. I work full time with children and young adults and I think it is great that more people are made aware of this life life long conditions and gaining understanding of this condition. Keep up the great work. From Cllr Dan Long

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