REACH North West
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Reach North West
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REACH North West

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

Ellie May

Hello im Ellie-May Ridings mum Zoe i just wanted to share an all about me.

Hello My name is Ellie -may and I have autism & ADHD. I would like to tell you a bit about myself (my mum will help me)

I live at home with mummy, daddy and my little sister Lucy. I love to spend time at nana and grandads (2  five minutes) which is really hated due to the virus stopping me. This was hard when they lived nextdoor πŸ™„

I love routine it really confuses me when I don't know what's happening or what to expect.

(Self isolation and social distancing is hard) but I try 😁

I can communicate with words but I do speak quickly and can get unsure. I just need more time to respond. 

I don’t really like busy places as It can hurt my ears which is why you can often find me wearing my (yellow) ear defenders.

I enjoy going to school and playing along side my friends. My school has the best children and teachers.

I'm very sensory my family give me lots of sensory activities my favourite is a glow bath (with lavender)

 I love eating food. πŸ˜†

I enjoy playing in the garden on the swings and trampoline. 

Im very happy girl who loves to play and be where I'm familiar. 

Im Ellie-May Riding  πŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™


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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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