Sally is our sessional fundraiser overseeing all grant funding. She also volunteers in a variety of ways.
Sally says …
My son was diagnosed with autism in 2002 and a year later I joined SIGNAL to meet other carers with similar experiences, and develop some knowledge and skill. I volunteered variously as a newsletter editor, trips, dramatherapy and trampolining coordinator, librarian, meeting facilitator and more. I joined the committee and was Chair from 2004 to 2012.
No longer a trustee, I continue to assist SIGNAL as their grants fundraiser, which also involves developing ideas for new projects such as Teen Drop-In Days and the Carer Wellbeing Project.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that SIGNAL changed my life. We know that the work SIGNAL does makes a huge difference to the lives of autistic young people and their families, and that’s very rewarding. Also, through my membership of this wonderful parent-led group, I’ve received enormous support for myself and my whole family, and made many longstanding and valuable friendships with parents and young people.