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A place of inclusion for ASD children

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A place of inclusion for ASD children

A place of inclusion for ASD children

Ishkama Global CIC By Ishkama Global CIC

Autism greatly affects social interaction in both children and their families. The fear of being judged pushes them into seclusion. IGC is a community interest company that aims at inclusion.

Ipswich Delivery stage

pledged of £4,418

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We want to hold sessions for both children and their parents in the autism spectrum. This will give the parents a chance to meet and greet with other parents having similar challenges. The kids will get a place to learn and enjoy activities designed to engage them within an environment where they are accepted and encouraged to flourish. This would include sports, arts and crafts, music, creativity and outdoor games. Group sessions and zoom meetings shall be conducted where expert advice can be given to parents who are looking for answers. This gives a platform to everyone in the spectrum to feel included and share their problems. With limited services and long waiting lists, it gets very frustrating for parents and children who tend to lose on precious time. If there are services available for them to during the waiting period, they do not feel helpless and secluded. It makes a huge difference to their mental health and quality of life.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide a place of inclusion for children with ASD
  • Make a place for ASD kids to learn and enjoy to become independent individuals
  • Provide a place where parents can meet and greet and share their problems
  • Have a forum where solutions will be discussed and expert advice will be provided

Why it's a great idea:

This project will bring the families of ASD children come together and learn from each others experiences. It will make them feel included and give them an opportunity to talk about their struggles. Most families are afraid of being around other families for the fear of being judged and because other parents are not very tolerant. For children who have problems with communication and socializing,it is no good for them to get excluded. How can they contribute towards the society or become able citizens when they are not helped. It is much needed that we hold sessions and activities for ASD children giving them a better chance at socialising and becoming active members. They should also get a place to express themselves and be able to enjoy respectfully and within their comfort zone. The number of ASD cases diagnosed are increasing but the help coming towards this is still the same. This is leaving many families frustrated and with no help.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have a database of interested parents who would like to be a part
  • We already held a group session and it was a big success
  • We are actively participating on group conversations and have an active whatsapp group

Location Ipswich

About the space

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Ipswich Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,418

Outdoor activity - £1,800 (41%)
Place to rent - £1,080 (24%)
Transportation for volunteers - £720 (16%)
Resources - £320 (7%)
Beverages and snacks - £135 (3%)
Other - £363 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Outdoor activity
Place to rent
Transportation for volunteers
Beverages and snacks
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • We will try to reach more people and extend support. Currently we have calculated for 10 families

Total £4,418

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