Mission Statement

Autism Wishes seeks to educate and raise awareness of Autism. We grant wishes to children and adults with Autism and support local Projects that promote the betterness and the wellbeing of those with Autism.

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Upcoming Events

Walk for Autism Fun Day
16 July 2016 at 12 to 4pm
Wrecsam Rugby Club
Plenty to do for all the family.

How to Apply?

All Wish referrals and requests are subject to the Trustees acceptance and approval. Autism Wishes is an independent charity. We have a fixed limited budget which means that all our wishes are discretionary and subject to available annual funding. We try to help as many families as possible but we may not always be able to help. 

 

Why is there a need?

Autism is a lifelong condition. A person with Autism may experience low self esteem, low self worth and become socially isolated. Families of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions are frequently stretched to and beyond their financial and emotional limits.

What is a Wish?

At Autism Wishes, we grant wishes for children and adults who are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition. It gives the child/adult something to look forward to and creates some special memories for all the family.

As a charity we take care of all the details, it’s that simple. So if you know of a child/adult who could benefit from a Wish please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is the person Eligible?

Do you know a child or adult who would benefit from a Wish?

Anyone can refer a child or adult to Autism Wishes for a Wish. A few simple criteria have to be met. The child/adult must:

  • Be aged between 4–99 years inclusive
  • Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Reside in North Wales or Cheshire
  • Choose their own wish, not what someone else thinks they might like to receive
  • Not have had nor be going to have, a Wish granted by any other Wish granting charity or organisation.

Applications will need to be accompanied by proof of diagnosis for whom a Wish is requested confirming that the person has Autism.

All Wish referrals and requests are subject to the Trustees acceptance and approval. Autism Wishes is an independent charity. We have a fixed limited budget which means that all our wishes are discretionary and subject to available annual funding. We try to help as many families as possible but we may not always be able to help.

Q. What are the criteria for a Wish?

A. The person must be aged between 4 and 99 and have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition.

Reside in North Wales or Cheshire

The Wish must be the person’s own choice

The recipient of the Wish must not have had nor be going to have, a Wish granted by any other Wish granting charity or organisation

Q. Who takes part in the Wish?

A. The Wish recipient and either a parent/care or guardian. We cannot pay for other members of the family.

Q. Who decides if a child/adult will be granted a Wish?

A.  Each Wish is individually sanctioned by the trustees but will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis, within the quota agreed for that particular year.

Q.  What types of Wishes will we grant?

A.  Experience Days / Theme Park Days / Outdoor Play Equipment / Much Wanted Toy.   

The trustees will not award grants of money.

Q. Can I apply more than once for a Wish?

A. Applications may be reconsidered after 12 months, however, candidates who have not yet received a wish will have preference

Click here to download The Wishes Application Pack

 Q. Who runs the charity?

A. The five trustees are responsible for running the charity.