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Roadshow offers help with autism

PARENTS and carers had the chance to ask about autism when a leading charity toured the borough.

PARENTS and carers had the chance to ask about autism when a leading charity toured the borough.

Autism West Midlands is taking a minibus around the region and its first stops were Mell Square and Chelmsley Wood.

The aim of the roadshow is to raise awareness about the condition, with over 100 people visiting the bright green bus.

Tamara McCabe-Blom says there’s still a real lack of information available to families.

“The tour dates were only agreed at the last minute, but we’ve had so many people come and speak to us,” she said.

“One of the problems is that there’s a lack of funding and information for people with autism.

“Even once a child has been diagnosed, it can be the case that families don’t get the support.”

When the Solihull News visited the bus outside the ASDA supermarket, in Bosworth Drive - there was a whole crowd of people who wanted advice.

The roadshow, funded by the Department of Health, will continue until mid-April.

But the charity is hoping that when this tour is over, it won’t be long before the bus is back on the road.

To find out more about the up-and-coming dates go to www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk.

 

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