June 2018 Recipients
Jane Peoples received $4,000 to support her friend Milly with the cost of private speech lessons for her autistic son, helping relieve financial stress.
Milly has three young boys, two of whom are autistic. Seven-year-old Harvey has shown tremendous progress since he began speech lessons, which have taught him how to build relationships and have developed his communication skills past the point of basic greetings.
The ongoing speech therapy will help him develop his social skills to help gain and maintain friendships, increasing his confidence and sense of belonging in the world.