There are times when the parents of children with Autism worry. They might need help at weekends, some dread the school holidays and many have concerns about what will happen when their son or daughter leaves school.
Walnuts Care Ltd. (WCL) was set-up in response to parents’ requests over many years. With an association to The Walnuts School, a community, residential Special School in Milton Keynes for young people on the Autistic Spectrum it was established in order to develop services that could help meet a local and growing need.
The activities of non-statutory support require independent operations, financial management and reporting accountabilities to those at the school, so with the support of Milton Keynes Council WCL was formed on July 1st 2011.
WCL has the following objectives:
- To provide high quality, out-of-school-hours opportunities for the children and young people who attend The Walnuts School and their families.
- To provide a range of support services for families, the wider school community and for those affected by social, communication and interaction difficulties.
WCL is a not-for-profit company that is limited by guarantee. The company is also a registered charity.
WCL has five Directors who frequently meet in order to discuss the strategic direction of the company.