You can really help to make a difference to the lives of autistic people living in the West Midlands.
Why we need your support
The support I have received has been invaluable and got me through many dark moments. The speakers and dads have shared coping strategies and experience and as a result I feel more confident as a parent.
Parent of autistic child
A diagnosis of autism can leave a family with more questions than answers. Many parents suddenly find themselves facing a scary and uncertain future. We are here to support the families through the tough times, to offer a helping hand along the way; a life-line or just a friendly ear to listen, understand and advise. Your financial support will help us to continue to provide:
- Personalised support for families and children in crisis
- The development of life skills in children
- Family support days
- Support through our helpline service
- Sibling support groups
- Support groups and coffee mornings for families
- Autism awareness training sessions on how autism can affect people’s lives.
We need your help
Over the last 5 years 1500 individuals have attended our training and workshops… Providing an opportunity for parents to learn more about autism and how it affects their child. We want to continue to provide services like these.
Sylvia’s family are supported through Autism West Midlands. Listen to Sylvia’s story about the impact our support has had and how your fundraising can really help us to help autistic people.
As a charity, we rely on your kind donations to continue our work. By donating to Autism West Midlands, you are helping us to fund a variety of projects which provide specialist support and advice to autistic people of all ages and their families. This includes our Autism Information Helpline.
How you can help
There are a number of ways you can support Autism West Midlands, please visit our fundraising pages below;
Just £5 could help fund a parent or carer of an autistic child attend a coffee morning. These sessions give parents a great opportunity to meet others and share their experiences. Find out how your money could help here.
Over 1000 families attend our advice sessions during the past 5 years. Many had reached crisis point. Fundraising can play an important part in helping us to provide much needed support to autistic people and those who love and care for them.
World Autism Awareness Week
World Autism Awareness Week is back! Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week between 30 March – 5 April with Autism West Midlands. We will be working hard to raise awareness and vital funds during World Autism Awareness Week.
Silly Sock Day
On Friday 3rd April we are holding our annual Silly Sock Day as part of World Autism Awareness Week. On that day we ask you to wear your silliest, craziest, wackiest socks to school, work, or even challenge your friends and family to wear their most outrageous socks for a day at home, to help us raise vital funds. Find out how you can sign up for your FREE fundraising pack below.
There are lots of ways that your company can work with us to improve the lives of autistic people. Our experience of working with businesses means we’ll find great opportunities for your company and staff to work with us.
Leave a Legacy
By leaving a gift to us in your will means you are helping our charity to plan for the future in achieving our mission. Whether you want to leave money to a loved one or a gift to us in your will, here you can find lots of information to help you plan for the future.
Donate with JustGiving
Receiving a diagnosis of autism, at any age, is often just one step in a long and challenging journey.
We are here to support anyone who needs a helping hand along the way, a lifeline when in crisis or just a friendly ear to listen and understand. Your donations help us to continue this support.