2015 will be a landmark year for TRACKS autism as it prepares to move into TRACKS HOUSE, the brand new state of the art centre designed to provide the children that attend TRACKS autism, along with their families, with the very best environment in which to grow, learn and thrive.
With the help and support of parents, staff, local community members, local and national businesses and trusts alongside the charity's own patrons and trustees, the charity's Capital Appeal successfully raised over £360,000.
As a result TRACKS autism now stands on the threshold of a new era. The building is complete and ready, leaving just a few of the finer details to complete before it becomes the charity's new home.
"The plans we drew up all those years ago have now become a reality and we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved and helped us to reach this point," said Mervyn Terrett, Chairman of TRACKS autism. "Until we move of course it will be business as usual at TRACKS autism and we will certainly be keeping everyone up to date and informed about our moving plans."
The new centre offers a variety of functional space for children's activities, in addition there is a large outside play area which includes a covered play space. Parents will now have a room to meet and chat over coffee which will also incorporate a library space with relevant reading material.
Staff will have the benefit of a designated office space and meeting room. There will also be a room for visiting therapists to use while working with children and parents.
Jane Asher, patron of TRACKS autism agrees that this is a key moment for the charity and shares the excitement about the new centre. "It's wonderful," she said. "It looks and sounds fantastic."