Mums of Fascinating Kids
Autism. Support for parents who have autistic children is a growing need in families; 1 in 6 families in Britain are affected by this condition in some way. Isolation and feeling judged are just two of the side effects for the parents, and many mothers stay at home alone, coping with great difficulties.
Understanding the struggles and the joys that I experienced over small victories in my life with my 2 autistic children, a friend and I thought we should try to reach other mums like myself... that dream is now a reality with “Mums of Fascinating Kids".
Our first event was simple; blessing mums with a meal of quality, and a "pamper gift pack" evening. We toasted them on behalf of their children (who are often unable to verbalise love and appreciation) and thanked each mother for all she endures and stands in every day for her child.
Now, every month mums meet together and share... with mostly laughter and a few tears. Everyone listens because they are the greatest experts of this condition and all of us benefit from it. Not only are we a support group with a listening ear, we also provide real life, practical support, bringing in physiotherapists, MPs, Social Workers and others who are able to offer informed advice!
In February 2014 Mums of Fascinating Kids received wonderful accolades from "CONTACT A FAMILY" [see image left] a UK charity for all families with disabled children. MoFK has been included in their current magazine as a “highly recommended group in Cornwall”. One lady who is involved with CONTACT A FAMILY says of the group, “I want everyone to come to MFKs, because it has such a positive outcome for children and families”.
MoFK is also being recommended by "SCOPE UK” which is the biggest charity for this specialist field of its kind in UK, as an Art /Skills Provider in the Plymouth area, in their new Pilot Scheme of buying in “Tailor Made” services for children!
If you are interested in finding out more about Mums of Fascinating Kids, or feel called to start a similar initiative in your community, please get in touch through the contact us page.