Brothers, Ryley and Archie, attended Circle Centre when they were 4 and 3. Now 10 and 8, Mum Laura reflects on her boy’s time with us.
‘All the staff were amazing, helpful and supportive and brilliant with the boys. Every member of staff is caring and nurturing, really well trained in dealing with children with autism. They taught the boys so much! Circle Centre is not like any other place’.
The boys, who adore computer games on their Nintendo Switch, now attend mainstream school and Mum Laura says that without Circle Centre this would not be possible ‘Circle Centre gave the boys the tools they needed to enter mainstream school’.
Circle Centre was an important part of the family’s support journey. Laura was supported by Ella to complete Archie’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and Speech and Language therapist Louise helped the family get an AAC device (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) for Archie. It meant that he could press the pictures on the pad to help him communicate what he needed; it was ‘Giving him a voice when he had no words’