The Playhouse Foundation
The Playhouse Foundation
The Playhouse Foundation provides young children with autism the opportunity to have an educational home programme in the critical early years which will support individual needs without placing the entire financial burden on their families.
In addition, we provide an advocacy service which helps to support isolated families who may be struggling to cope with their child's autism diagnosis. Key professionals and volunteers provide bespoke, signposting and peer-support for families in need.
The Playhouse Foundation, was founded by Giles and Vicky Stanley and registered with the charity commission in November 2015. The charity aims to fund children to participate in an educational programme called ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis). The ABA programme transformed the life of Giles and Vicky’s own autistic son, and in so doing saved their own family from breakdown. It should be noted that Giles and Vicky funded the cost of ABA for their son themselves. This came a great financial burden but they acknowledged that they were able to do so. Through their work Giles and Vicky became aware of many other parents who were unable to fund the much-needed programme and so the Playhouse Foundation was born.
Through the Playhouse Foundation, the ABA Programme is offered to children in the critical early years. The Foundation provides support for families who have been approved to participate in the programme by funding a significant cost of the provision. This means that the entire financial burden of the programme is not placed on vulnerable families who may be struggling to cope with their child’s diagnosis and subsequent challenging behaviours.
ABA uses techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behaviour. Each child will acquire the skills to improve their functional daily living and communication, play and social interaction, and allow them access to the most appropriate school setting with provision to best match their needs.
The Playhouse Foundation aims to:
- To increase the number of families that we offer bursaries to.
- To develop opportunities to train and manage voluntary work placements for students within the local area.
- To work in collaboration with the preschool and other professionals involved to develop a transition plan that meets the individual needs of the child.
Established: November 2015
Registered Charity Number: 1164341
Board members: 5
Part time staff: 5
Phone number: 07540427888
Address: Fruit Tree, Otterbourne Road, Winchester SO21 2RTView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website