Students climb new heights to raise money for USW Autism clinic

Autism Clinic

Emma Abberley volunteering at the USW Autism ClinicOn Sunday October 11, students and staff from the University will complete their second fundraising challenge in a series of tough activities. Following hot on the heels of the Cardiff half marathon, the group are set to climb Pen-Y-Fan Mountain to raise money for the Emma Abberley Scholarship Fund.

 The fund will enable children with autism to access Applied Behaviour Analytic (ABA) services at The University of South Wales, and was set up in honour of former student Emma Abberley, who sadly died in a car accident in 2014. Emma (pictured left) was an academically bright student, who had a passion for behavioural analysis and volunteered most of her spare time to help autistic children within the USW autism clinic.  

Hannah Richards, Autism Clinic Supervisor and friend of Emma’s commented: “We will have several events over the coming months to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. USW students, members of staff, parents of children at the USW Clinic, and members of the community will be participating in these events to raise money for the scholarship and to raise awareness about autism. We want to raise enough money to secure the longevity of the Emma Abberley Scholarship Fund. We know that Emma would be proud of what we have achieved so far, and we want the scholarship to be her legacy.”

The group are raising money to help those families who need ABA services but cannot access them through other means.  If you would like to find out more or make a donation then please visit the Emma Abberley Scholarship Fund

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