REACH North West is a voluntary community group that supports autistic children and their families. We create individualised support packages to meet the whole families needs.
We help children to REACH their true potential by providing services that assist children to overcome communication difficulties and barriers to learning using a multi-disciplinary approach.
In addition we also provide practical advice, information, training and build partnerships with families, school and other professionals
My name is Thomas, I am 7 and I love to be at home with my family doing my favourite things which include; rolling marbles down a ramp and throwing stones into the air or into our paddling pool.
I have some medical conditions including hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, social communication difficulties and epilepsy. My parents know more about this but I know it means I need to take my medicine and use my splints, standing frame and do my stretches even though I hate them!
I love my sisters but I don't like them touching or moving my favourite things, or even some things I don't like. It makes me very cross and sad when they turn the TV over or sit in my comfy seat or use my blanket. I really like riding my bike with them and chasing them and they both give great cuddles and make me laugh.
When people visit (although we haven't had anyone visit for ages) it can make me feel uncomfortable so I always ask them why they are here and when are they going. Mummy knows this is important for me to know so explains to visitors that I am not being rude, once I know I can get back to the important business of rolling my marbles down a track.
Hello, I am Thomas' mummy and I love nothing more than a big cuddle off Tom, he is a clever and funny boy who tries hard to do the right thing.
REACH North West provide a range of services, for families of autistic children or other learning difficulties. Our services include training sessions, support services and our 'In-home outreach' services.Services
Our courses are designed for both parents and children using a bespoke multi disciplinary approach. These courses have a huge impact on a child's ability to overcome many barriers and communicate effectively.Courses
REACH North West hire venues and provide access to environments they otherwise may not be able to access such as bowling, lunch clubs and Santa visits. These activities allow children to socialise with peers in a safe and often differentiated environment.Social Activities
REACH North West provide parent and carers with activities that aim to bring parent and carers together and form a network of support with those that understand. The activities include lunch clubs, get togethers and workshops.Parents/Carers