Autism project launch in north Suffolk

THE National Autistic Society (NAS) is launching an autism project in north Suffolk next week.An open house to mark the launch is being held on Monday, September 15, from noon to 6.

THE National Autistic Society (NAS) is launching an autism project in north Suffolk next week.

An open house to mark the launch is being held on Monday, September 15, from noon to 6.30pm at 46 Alexandra Road, Lowestoft.

The Suffolk Autism Project, funded by a grant from The Children's Fund, is helping families and carers of children aged from five to 13 with an autistic spectrum disorder by offering advice, support, information and training.

The launch day is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about the project in north Suffolk.

Lindsay Towns, development officer for the Suffolk Autism Project, said: "We are confident that our project will ensure that more help and support is available locally in the north Suffolk area for people affected by autistic spectrum disorders.

"Many parents have expressed a need for such a service that is local to them."

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Guest speakers at the launch day include Alan Bicknell, the NAS regional co-ordinator.

"The funding given by the Children's Fund will provide a unique breadth of support in Suffolk," said Mr Bicknell.

Anyone wanting more information about the project can contact the Suffolk Autism Project on 01394 383855 or by e-mail at suffolkautismproject@nas.org.uk

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