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Santander: Social skills training

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Santander: Social skills training

Aspiedent has received £5,000 to fund social skills training for autistic people in West Yorkshire.

The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Aspiedent is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which provides training to raise awareness and understanding about autism in schools, colleges and universities in West Yorkshire as well as supporting people with the condition. The grant will provide training and coaching to 12 people with autism to help them understand how they think and interact with the world differently. This will enable them to develop their social skills to subsequently gain and keep employment.

Dr Elizabeth Guest, Director at Aspiedent said: “We have received an incredible amount of encouragement and support from Santander’s Pudsey Branch. We are extremely pleased to have received this grant which will help us to support autistic people to develop their self-awareness and interaction skills to prepare them for work.”

Darrell Wall, Branch Manager at Santander’s Pudsey branch said: “The Discovery Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Aspiedent, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people with autism.”

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