Autism Awareness In Lindfield

Autism Awareness In Lindfield

Hollyrood, a residential support service for people on the autism spectrum in Lindfield, celebrated World Autism Awareness Week with a fun day for service users and their families on Saturday 6th April.

The service, run by national charity The Disabilities Trust, provides support and accommodation for up to 25 adults with Autism at the centre.

Guests enjoyed a variety of activities including face painting, an inflatable penalty shoot-out and music-making while staff served food and mixed up an array of ‘mocktails’. Senior Management staff from The Disabilities Trust also attended including Bill Chidgey, Director of Finance, who said “it was a wonderful event and really celebrated autism awareness. I was delighted to be able to join the people the Trust supports and so many of their family members having fun. I am also very proud of our dedicated staff who went above and beyond to make the day a success.”

Rachel Priestley, Service Manager, said “Saturday was a fantastic day and we all enjoyed the activities. It was lovely for the families to get together and everyone really appreciated the support of senior staff from the Trust too.”

The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity offering specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism.