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Over 100 lovely ladies will be taking on the Mini 'Tough Mudder' Style Challenge on 21st February for 3 great causes. The challenge is taking on the UK’s best military assault course with over 100 obstacles including tunnels, tyres, rope swings, water dippers and more.
Any donation, no matter how small is very much appreciated.
Please leave us a comment below and let us no which girls your are supporting in the challenge!
The Blossom ASD Centre will be the very 1st ASD specific education centre within the Epping Forest area. The aim is to achieve an alternative education to 50 severely autistic children to enable them to reach their full potential.
The age range of pupils will be 4-24, meaning that each child could attend for up to 20 years. During the transition age of 19-24 we will ensure that no pupil will be forced to leave our service unless we are satisfied that we have given them the very best support to enable them to live independently any adult unable to leave Blossom Centre will have the option to remain as a resident once we establish a live in service.
Pupils will taught on a 1:1 basis, with the emphasis on developing “living skills” rather than formal education, as some if not all the pupils will be unable to cope with a regular school curriculum.
The Blossom Centre believes that it is more important that pupils learn how to make a sandwich to be able to feed themselves rather than how to do calculus.
Activities will include, hydrotherapy cookery, music therapy, art and drama along with more practical skills such as woodwork, pottery, vegetable/fruit growing, animal interactions etc. The school will have the appropriate facilities to provide such activities including horse riding.
The school will operate for 39 weeks per year. During holiday time an additional 9 weeks a year of holiday scheme will be provided. School pupils will have priority but places will be made available to non-school children as well.
Most of you will know Violet was diagnosed with Autism in July 2009. As time has gone on we have learned more about Autism and have realised that Violet has no limitations. We took part in our first Son-Rise course at the end of January 2010 which provided us with all the knowledge and motivation we needed to begin to run our own home based Son-Rise Programme which we have continued with over the last 5 years.
Violet is almost 7 years old and has made excellent progress with her speech and language. Violet still has many challenges which she is working hard with every day but is still a very happy and loving little girl. Violet has started to attend a special needs school a few days a week and this is now supplemented with us running the son-rise programme during the rest of the week, weekends and holidays.
Autism doesn't have to be a life sentence for Violet and we can honestly say that we are very optimistic and hopeful about the future for her. Any donation, no matter how small is very much appreciated and will go towards helping this amazing little girl continue on her journey to a better future.
All monies raised will go towards funding Violets Son-Rise which relies on qualified child facilitators and support workers.
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