REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.
Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.
REACH is a model of excellence in the provision of ASD services; reaching out to those families and individuals in need of our support to lead empowered and inclusive lives.
REACH provides emotional and practical support and guidance to individuals and families living with an ASD and raises awareness within the home and in the local and wider community.
- To relieve those in need, by providing ASD services of support and guidance both emotional and practical to individuals and their families.
- To promote the advancement of education by raising awareness of the condition to the families living with ASD and to the local and wider community.
- To provide activities and therapeutic interventions which support the social and emotional development of children and young adults living with an ASD
- To provide education and self awareness to individuals with an ASD, their families and those who come into their contact with the purpose of empowering and including those individuals
“I am so grateful to have REACH in both mine and my son’s lives. I was struggling until I heard of REACH and the support we have been given has made me see life in a different light. REACH is full of amazing parents and I cannot thank them enough for being there for us both. I used to worry about how I would cope; now I know that I can and it’s all thanks to REACH.”