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Cash Boost For Wessex Autistic Society

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12:47am 11th November 2012

Autism sufferers in Dorset will get more help.

The Wessex Autistic Society has landed over £240,000 worth of lottery funding.

Volunteers will be recruited and trained to increase the advice available and pass on essential knowledge which will help them with special diets, financial support, social interaction as well as reducing stress for the parents and families of the people with autism. Their drop-in groups have already helped people with autism and Aspergers to increase their circle of contacts and build a social life.

Debbie Anderson, Fundraising & Marketing Manager, The Wessex Autistic Society said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive this five year funding for our Autism Information, Advice and Outreach Service. The service provides a vital lifeline to people affected by autism in Dorset and South Somerset. This grant will enable us to continue to support the autism community; advising, supporting and advocating for families affected by autism and individuals with autism, in a personalised manner."

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