BUDDING artists at a support group for autistic families have showcased their work at an exhibition in Northwich.

The 'Autism Awakenings' art exhibition took place at Northwich Business Centre, with autistic children from right across Cheshire getting the chance to put their art work on display.

The exhibition was attended by the mayor of Northwich, Cllr Alison Gerrard, and celebrated the creative talents of youngsters and adults on the autistic spectrum.

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The event was organised by Cheshire Autism Practical Support (ChAPS), which supports families through activities, workshops and more.

The group’s MD Jo Garner, said: “A lot of our children and adults can feel quite negative about things sometimes because they’ve struggled with schooling, struggle getting into the workplace or struggle with self-confidence.

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“Our exhibition gives them such a positive experience. The feedback they get from their nearest and dearest makes so much difference.”

See more information about ChAPS at cheshireautism.org.uk

Jo added: “We are always looking for help to fund more play therapy, mindfulness and intensive group work for the families we support.”

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