Alison’s story


Our three children have autism but our youngest has so many problems and has had two full mental breakdowns during COVID. We applied for a Take a Break grant to buy some climbing equipment to help with his ADHD, Tourette’s and PDA. It couldn’t have been at a better time as he struggled to wear clothes or leave the house for months at a time so we bought equipment for him (and our other children who were in the house during his breakdowns). The absolute best purchase was an indoor trampoline which is wonderful for regulating their sensory processing needs, as well as a pull up bar which helped him release some of his energy in a non violent way. A huge thank you to Take a Break for helping a truly awful situation.