A FOCUS group for parents whose children have autism is being launched in Rotherham.
The move follows research by the National Autistic Society which suggests that thousands of children with autism are facing a future of mental health problems because the right support is not available.
The NAS Rotherham branch has launched a parent focus group to look at the situation in Rotherham.
Donna Booth, NAS branch officer for Rotherham, said: “Autism is a lifelong and disabling condition that affects around one in one hundred people.
“Too many children with autism are developing preventable mental health problems and find themselves up against a broken system that doesn’t understand them or their needs.
“We really want to hear from parents who want to be part of changing services in Rotherham.”
The first meeting will be from 10am until noon on Wednesday (24) at the site of the old Kimberworth Comprehensive School, Kimberworth Road.
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