Funding round now open: create your project and pitch to the Our Vale Fund by 10th February.
The funds raised through this project will go directly towards supporting the children and families that we work with daily. Puzzle Centre provides specialist education, therapy and support for young children with autism and other communication difficulties. More than 1 in 100 people have autism in the UK and all will have difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication. Puzzle Centre provides a specialist nursery in Middle Claydon with a team of multi-disciplinary staff including specialist teachers, speech and language and occupational therapists, for children aged 2-5 years. Our Autism Early Support service provides home-based or school-based assessment and on-going packages of support for children aged 2-11 years in Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties. Puzzle Centre also provides parents with information, guidance , practical and emotional support to help them understand and meet their child’s needs.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project is a great idea because by celebrating the talents of local performers we will bring the community together to raise funds and awarness for Puzzle Centre.This will then enable the multi-disciplinery team at Puzzle to be able to carry out the early intervention work which is crucial in ensuring a better future for the young children and their families who come to us. The lifetime cost of autism for the nhs per individual is between £1-1.6million. Autism and other medicially conditions and complications assoicated with autim spectrum disorder costs £32billion annually to support. This is more than the cost of stroke, hypertension and cancer combined in the context of healthcare costs. This is why early intervention and this project are so important. Early intervention encompasses a range of structured and targeted approaches to support and enhance development in young children. The types of intervention and tools that we use are founded on established research and evidence.
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