March 2022 Recipients
Roger Williams received a grant of $3,726 to build a retaining wall for an in-ground trampoline for his 14-year-old son Zac who has autism. Zac is non-verbal and displays sensory-seeking behaviours to communicate his needs and frustrations through physical outlets such as jumping and swinging. Roger sourced a trampoline for Zac to support this soothing behaviour, but he is afraid of heights, so Roger created an in-ground trampoline set up. It has helped with his emotional regulation, and doubles as a means of exercise. This has worked well over summer, but Roger is concerned that the winter rain will cause the walls of the pit to cave in. Roger will use the grant funds to construct a retaining wall to support the walls of the pit, ensuring the trampoline remains safe and accessible to Zac.