A Little Downham family is appealing for volunteers to help their autistic son with hands-on learning. Rekha and David Neilson are hoping to recruit four volunteers to play with their four-year-old son Rohan. The couple have signed up to the Son-Rise pro
A Little Downham family is appealing for volunteers to help their autistic son with hands-on learning.
Rekha and David Neilson are hoping to recruit four volunteers to play with their four-year-old son Rohan.
The couple have signed up to the Son-Rise programme, based in the USA, which encourages parents to become teachers and therapists through interactive play, and now they want to find a small group of volunteers that can spare between four and six hours a week to take part in Rohan's development.
"We've now secured LEA funding, so we can afford to pay volunteers," Mrs Neilson said.
"We're looking for people who have energy and enthusiasm, who can motivate him and show him that there's value in communication - he's a very happy little boy."
She said no qualifications are needed and the couple would carry out the necessary training themselves.
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INFO: Anyone who would like to find out more about volunteering can contact the Neilson family on 01353 698449 or via e-mail at email@example.com