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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.


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"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 rekha.neilson@mail.com

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