Help for Health have approved a grant of £750 to Aim Higher, a new local charity, whose main objectives are to empower families facing autism, mental health and educational barriers.
Aim Higher holds monthly parent support meetings and has recently had a request from some of the parents regarding safe restraints for their children. Aggression and physical abuse is common from some autistic children and parents are usually the brunt of such outbursts. The problem is, as parents get older and weaker, children become bigger and stronger. Many parents have injuries from trying to restrain their child, in the attempt of keeping the child, themselves or siblings safe.