Local Mums Set up ‘Aspire’ to help Support Autistic Children and Their Parents

Southam, Warwickshire UK – Nikki Rodden and Su Buchholz who are both friends have sons who are on the autistic spectrum and cannot access mainstream school.

Both women believe that not enough is being done locally to provide support for both children and parents.

They are now in the final stages of setting up ‘Aspire’ a monthly group which aims to provide a chance for autistic young people to socialise while giving their parents an opportunity to meet people going through similar experiences.

Speaking to the Observer, Su said:

“Having little or no support is something we have struggled with so we thought it was time for someone to try and fill that gap.”

Nikki and Su will be holding an open meeting on Monday May 12 at the Graham Adams Centre from 1.30pm to raise awareness among the wider community.

Nikki added:

“The meeting gives us the chance to tell people what Aspire is about and we are inviting anyone interested or who may be able to help to come along and find out more.”

The original article by Laura Maltby on the Leamington Observer website can be found here