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Autism Charity Set To Launch In Town

Wednesday February 5 2014

AN AUTISM charity is preparing to launch a new support service for people in Barnsley.

Sheffield-based Autism Plus has purchased Dorothy House, on Dodworth Road, and is set to open its doors on Friday, February 14.

It has 11 ensuite bedrooms with three skills rooms, a large kitchen area and an outdoor space so it'll offer residential opportunities and a service to further its clients' employability.

Matthew Mann, marketing officer, said: "There's a recognised need in Barnsley and as there's no dedicated service for those with autism, its timing is perfect."

An open day is being held in the building on Friday, February 14. Two sessions are free to attend from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

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Reply Posted by Shaun on Thursday February 6 2014 at 10:50
No dedicated service what about low laithes village

Reply Posted by Keely Neal on Thursday February 6 2014 at 11:58
It's nice to see that there will be a autism charity launched within Barnsley.

Reply Posted by Helen on Thursday February 6 2014 at 22:30
I was going to mention low Laithes too. I work there so know it's definitely a dedicated service!

Reply Posted by jon on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:10
nice to have some positive news for a change

Reply Posted by Claire on Friday February 7 2014 at 17:01
This is great news. Is low laithes a private run setting? Am sure I was told difficult to get funding due to private costs

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday February 7 2014 at 20:11
There's also aspire in dodworth, monk bretton and lundwood, the one in monk bretton is dedicated just to autism

Reply Posted by anna on Saturday February 8 2014 at 09:00
There's a few. But hey , never too many :-)
I support people with LD and I love seeing things like this.
So Well done, fantastic news.