About A.S.D Rainbows
A.S.D Rainbows is a new charity that aims to support children with Autism and their families by providing early intervention for young children.
It has been identified that there is a lack of suitable provision for preschool children on the autistic spectrum and ASD Rainbows aims to fill the gap. This gap in service has also been identified as a major concern by various health professionals, social workers and parents.
The charity is a non-profit making venture and registered with the charities commission”. Its aim will be to provide “early intervention therapies” tailored to meet each individual child’s needs and help them to reach their potential.
A.S.D Rainbows will be managed daily by four highly experienced individuals with over thirty years’ experience of autism and other related conditions. The service will be overseen by a Board of Trustees with experience from a wide variety of backgrounds and specialist input will be sought from Autism Fledglings consultancy.
Funding for the service will be sought from a variety of charitable organisations, through regular fund raising events and donations and notional payments by families for classes attended.
A.S.D Rainbows will support families with children who are diagnosed or going through assessment for Autism or any other related disorders such as A.D.H.D. (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Fragile X and Dyspraxia. The Charity will be based in Mountain Ash in South Wales and offer its services to families living in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr but also welcomes families living outside the area that wishes to access the services.
The services will be delivered in two separate two and a half hour sessions with am/pm sessions (this will increase eventually) being aimed at children from eighteen months to five years old, while the after school provision will cater for children up to the age of sixteen years who are currently in full time education. We will be registered with C.S.S.I.W. (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales) and work towards registration with Estyn to enable us to become a registered Education provider.
A.S.D Rainbows recognise the importance of the needs of the whole family and will in future seek to expand its service. These future services may include a drop in provision for parents or carer, parent training support groups, toy lending library, music therapy, hair dressing and holiday club service.