CHILDREN IN NEED

Afro- Caribbean Housing Association has launched a new project for Children in need in 1994: in response to their customers who are in need for the services.

 

Since then, the number of children in need in our various accommodation has significantly increased. Therefore, as a result, the Board decided to take action, with potential ambition to support and improve their life. These has led us to target parents of those children in need with support. Currently, we are working to run our new project for awareness and support specifically with Children in need.

 

The number of Autism Children in our Tenancy are rising considerably as everywhere in the world. Demand for support is great and service providers has limited capacity to response to those need specially an early intervention in Autism Children. Shortage of support and knowledge, has left the Autism children and Family in desperate situation. Children in need Charity project, is about raising awareness, understanding, support and campaigning for change for children with special need and their family. We work to improve services by increasing the information of the condition and knowledge of need for those children. We are targeting those children’s Parents and family, who are bilingual and in need of extra support such Nutrition, Health and Education.

 

For further details you can send us an email to: - childrencharity@btconnect.com 

What is Autism

 

Autism was first identified in 1943 by Dr Leo Kanner. However understanding of Autism has greatly improved in the past 20 years. Autism remains lifelong development disability that affects: the way a person have communication with other.

However some people with Autism can live independently lives but others may have Learning disabilities and need support for the rest of their life. Autism children may also experience over or under sensitivity to sounds, tastes, smell, touch, light and colours.


Individuals who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulties in three main areas: -

 

  • Social Communication

  • Social Interaction

  • Social Imagination

 

Autism affects different people in different ways, some have difficulty in planning such: getting dressed, prepare food, coping with crowded places and organising themselves, can be very distress, tough for them, but it is characterised by deficits in language and social skills.

 

People with autism have different method of thinking and struggle with sensory experiences, and when combined can make it difficult for an autistic person to live independently.

 

Autism person may struggle with activities which involve them in social interaction, such as shopping, crossing busy road or asking direction.

The reason of unusual behaviour in Autism Children is: their attempt to communicate, or their reaction to cope with a particular situation. By understanding what causes challenging behaviour in Autism children, can help family to develop ways to dealing with it.

Autism is a social and communication disorder, means Autism children find the world  a isolating, confusing and daunting place at time. There are, however, a number of strategies that can be used to help, such as consistency, patience, regular exercise and remembering that punishment rarely works.

Despite there is no 'cure' for autism, there are strategies in place, to approaches, when family of Autism Children may experience difficulty to deal with. No two children with Autism are the same and what may work for one, may not work for another.  

 

 

Services - Children in need charity project:

 

 

  •  Increase awareness and understanding of the condition of an Autism child how can be different and how to response to their need.

  • Committed to campaigning for the change to ensure the particular need of the Autism children understood and met.

  • Works to improve the services available to children and young people with autism.

  • Ensure to have friendly talk to everyone, discussion, share and advise for parent, carer and anyone which interest in spectrum in order other people to understand that: Autism is not a disease, is a different way that Autism children have their view toward their world and people around them.

  • Support families of Autism Children to understand how to autism changes over the lifespan and making sure those specific needs are addressed.

  • Provide information and leaflet in bilingual.

Our Mission

 

  • Promoting knowledge, raising awareness of Autism,

  • Improve: the outlook of Autism Children by training, intervention and quality of life.

  • Ensure to assist and provide services such as learning, Thrive and achieve for them and their family.

  • Improve understanding of Autism in order to gain better outcome when Autism child transfer to adulthood.

  • Have immediate and effective response to the need of individual with Autism and their families.

  • To provide a place to go for reliable information on Autism and built a strong bridge between our services and Autism children and family.

 

 

 

Vision

 

Focused on a brighter future for Autism children and their families, by deliver our services as early as diagnosed. Autism Children may suffer discrimination, intolerance and isolation and for majority a lifetime of exclusion from society.

 

Still there is a lack of understanding about what it really means to live with Autism.

 

Some family may experience negative effect of their daily life with their Autism child, but the reality is: the research shows that people including Autism children’s family think more positively once they know the fact, causes, behaviour analysis and what strategies to take in hand to challenge the difficulty which may cause by Autism disorder.

Think Autism

 

Autism is a part of everyday life within the society.  The number of Autism children increased significantly for the past 3 years. Based on current research, an early intervention, can make huge different in Autism children’s understanding and development of their ability to become independent in their daily routine of life.

 

Children In Need

Afro- Caribbean Housing Association has launched a new project for Children in need in 1994: in response to their customers who are in need for the services.

 

Since then, the number of children in need in our various accommodation has significantly increased. Therefore, as a result, the Board decided to take action, with potential ambition to support and improve their life. These has led us to target parents of those children in need with support. Currently, we are working to run our new project for awareness and support specifically with Children in need.

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