A Brief History

 

In September 2000, a new Unit, for children with Autism, was opened at Newbold Verdon Primary School in Leicestershire. This facility, which provided facilities for up to 12 children, was needed because of an increase in children who required the specialist educational expertise and care that such a Unit can provide.

 

“Miracles to Believe in” was founded by the parents of children attending the Autism Unit, and former headmistress of Newbold Verdon Primary school, as a means of raising funds to provide equipment, facilities and excursions that would be beneficial and relevant to the children, and which would not be provided in any other way.

The charity then widened its remit to enable anyone with children on the Autistic spectrum, from anywhere in Leicestershire and Rutland area, up to the age of 19, to be eligible to request funding.