Where it all began
In early 2014 Shirley Murphy spoke to her co-ordinator at the organisation she was a volunteer for and suggested the need for a support group for parent carers and their families who have children with Autism. A staff member from the organisation managed to secure some funding of £1000 to start off the support group.
Our first meeting was on 2nd October 2014 at Distington Community Centre, and from that meeting our membership became larger and larger from 12 to now we have 632 members.
We have since became a registered charity and have been successful in securing a grant from the lottery and our biggest achievement is gaining our own premises.
This will only lead to bigger and better things in the future of our group and the team are very excited at making this group even more fantastic than it already is…