I had found out about the work that they do from watching the recent Channel 4 series, My Violent Child, where a family had been introduced to equine assisted therapy and it had produced some life-changing shifts for the son of the family but also the family as a whole. I was keen to find out more.
Fortunately Autism Angels run regular taster events at both their northern and southern venues so I booked on to one. I hadn't expected to be quite so hands-on with the horses but, for this experiential work, the only way to really observe the power of this approach is by doing. It's hard to describe but connection, communication and trust are really important parts of this work and it's those things that help to make happy families.
I really like the line on their website which says 'Autism Angels offer unique opportunities for the family to watch their children blossom in our ‘Yes’ and ‘Can do’ environment.
I'm really excited about the opportunities for my own personal and professional development and I urge anyone who may be interested to get more information by visiting http://www.autismangels.co.uk/