Did you know it’s World Autism Awareness Day?

World Autism Awareness Day

Here at Wac Arts we pride ourselves on supporting young people from all sorts of backgrounds and really appreciate the feedback we receive. We just thought we would share a letter we received today from the parent of an autistic young man who came to us as a student and went on to volunteer with us. It was an absolute pleasure working with him!

Dear Staff team at Wac Arts,

I wanted to write and update you all on my sons progress since completing his extended work experience with you.

He has settled in at The Orpheus centre really well. He is making new friends and working hard on his independence skills. He has his own flat on site which with support, he is responsible for bills, cleaning, washing, and generally organising his day. This transition has been life-changing for my son, and us as a family.

The support and encouragement he got from staff at Wac Arts, not only gave him the confidence to be where he is now, but also meant that he felt valued and safe and it pulled him through some very difficult times.

The time, energy and effort that your organisation gives to young people is amazing. I would like to thank everyone at Wac Arts for working with him and giving him self-worth, self esteem and a place in our community.

He is still singing and playing the piano and I’m sure will be in to visit you all during the Easter break!

Best wishes to you all and thank you for everything.

Student’s mother.