New room supports autistic young people

STUDENTS, parents, governors and carers attended the official opening of the Wooden Spoon Room, at the Autism Life Centre, in Trealaw Rhondda.

The newly refurbished day centre provides ongoing education and support for young adults with severe autism, and their families. It will allow them to improve their daily living skills and independence, assisting in developing communication skills and how to seek employment.

The centre can support up to 15 people at any one time operating on a one-on-one basis between the young people and teachers.

The ALC Centre officially opened the Wooden Spoon room.

The room was opened by BBC Wales presenter Phil Steele, and representatives of ACCA, who were co-sponsors of the project.

Manager Deon Rewbury, and Executive Director Amanda Evans, thanked Wooden Spoon for their donation, and Huw Thomas, Wooden Spoon Wales Chairman, thanked ACCA for their continuing support.

To find out more about Wooden Spoon Wales, contact the committee on