Amanda Groom Davies, founder of Hartley Go Build Club, is seeking funding to obtain the qualifications needed to deliver Lego-Based Therapy (LBT), which has been proven to help children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other social communication difficulties.
Hartley Go Build Club is a volunteer-run drop-in club for kids and their parents to come and join in one of our LEGO challenges or just enjoy our massive collection of Lego and Duplo.
The club welcomes children and parents / carers with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disabilities and challenges.
Lego-Based Therapy sessions are highly sought-after by parents wishing to help their children build social skills, and are very popular with the children who take part. In Kent (where Go Build Club is based), there are very few opportunities to take part in such programs, which are generally run within schools and places are usually limited to a handful of children.
Hartley Go Build Club aims to offer this beneficial and enjoyable activity to children who do not have access to such programs within their schools.
Amanda has accepted a place on the training course with Gina Gomez de la Cuesta (co-founder of LBT) at Bricks For Autism, a dedicated LBT training centre affiliated to the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge.
She is seeking to £250 to complete the training and £50 towards travel expenses.
All donations towards these costs will be very gratefully received, thank you.
For more information on Hartley Go Build Club, visit www.hartleygobuild.weebly.com
For more information on Lego-Based Therapy, visit www.legotherapy.com