Positive Futures in a Summer First
Positive Futures' staff and volunteers have played a key role in getting a Summer Scheme up and running for the Lisburn Branch of Autism NI. The one week scheme was held at the beginning of July after organiser Anne Hayward heard from parents who said that the summer could be difficult, as their autistic children lost the routine and structure provided by school routine and very often could not participate in council summer schemes.
Anne said that this prompted her to organise the first ever Autism NI Lisburn Branch Summer Scheme: "It was a lot of work but very worthwhile to see the children's smiling faces. I am so grateful to the fundraisers, sponsors and particularly Positive Futures staff and volunteers, who made it all possible."
Dolores Megaghy's children Dylan and Samantha took part in the scheme: "My two loved it and it is so rare for my children to have fun together as brother and sister. It has been great and it's a pity it couldn't have gone on longer."
Children on the scheme enjoyed activities like "Build a Bear", sports coaching, arts and crafts and a sensory room for a break from activities.
This summer first was an unqualified success! Well done to all involved!