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(UK) Dorset: Local mom raises $673 (U.S.) to fund teacher autism training

July 14, 2020, LymeOnline: (Lyme Regis, Dorset) Mum raises funds for teachers to take Autism Awareness course South coast England A LOCAL mum has raised £535 [$673 U.S.] through a crowdfunding campaign to allow staff at Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme to take an Autism Awareness course. Zishan Adamson-Drage, who lives in Raymonds Hill, said that autism awareness was a subject close to her heart, as her son Jacob, who attends Mrs Ethelston’s, is autistic. Mrs Adamson-Drage said that behavioural signs of autism can sometimes go unrecognised and be put down to “being naughty”. She said it took a long time to get an official diagnosis for her son Jacob, which has allowed…. “As mum to a son on the spectrum, it is so important these kids do not fall through the gap. But as we know, schools lack the resources and funding – this money will help fund teacher training in ASD awareness and give staff a practical toolkit to aid teaching methods, so that ASD kids can reach their full potential. We’re so thankful to those who donated!”… “We are looking forward to putting it to great use in the new academic year.”


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