Fresh Pod teams up with Autism Anglia
Published: 17 Aug 2009
Local eco-company Fresh Pod are showing their support for Autism Anglia by donating £4 to the charity for every Fresh Pod sold with promotional code AAFP.
Autism Anglia works in partnership with the National Autistic Society but receives no financial support from them they rely solely on the financial help and generosity of its supporters. In the UK it is estimated that 600,000 people are affected by Autism, that's about 28,000 in East Anglia alone.
The charity has set up various services to help those affected:
· Doucecroft School provides weekly boarding and day pupil education for children, aged 3 -19 years. A Further Education department in Kelvedon provides 15 day and boarding places for young people aged 16-19.
· Adult Residential care currently has 52 places in five houses in Essex, three houses in Norfolk.
· Community Support - provides care in seven independent living houses for 13 service users.
· The Jigsaw Study Centre provides education, training and recreation for 50 adults each week.
· Family Support Service provides advice and support for families and carers, professional and the emergency services.
· Our own qualified Clinical Psychology Service and Speech & Language Therapists work with service users and staff to assess needs and implement strategies for well being and communication.
Autism is a lifelong condition and, at present, there is no known cure, however, early intervention and individual specialised help and support can really assist people with autism to maximise their skills, achieve their full potential and lead a fulfilling life within the community. That's why organisations like Autism Anglia are so important, so help Fresh Pod show their support by using promotional code AAFP to purchase your Fresh Pod. Not only will you be supporting one of our local charities, but also with a Fresh Pod you will be helping to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing waste.
Have a look at their websites to find out further information:
www.autism-anglia.org.uk & www.freshpod.co.uk