New respite program for local kids on the spectrum in need of funding
A new respite program for local youth is in need of funding. Pictured, the local youth who will be working with kids on the Autism Spectrum. Photo courtesy GoFundMe.
Summer Support for Families on the Spectrum is a new respite program in North Grenville. Art Therapist Anne Walsh saw a need in the community and started a crowdfunding campaign to address it. After speaking with local parents, Walsh found families with kids on the autism spectrum really struggle during the summer months. Walsh says she wants to start small.
Seven families in North Grenville have signed up for the program, which will employ four local students for the summer. The total cost of the program is $10,000. Walsh says the program benefits everyone involved.
So far the crowdfunding campaign has brought in $295. To donate, click here.
People can also stop by the TD Bank in Kemptville and donate to the Summer Support for Families on the Spectrum account.