Autism charity struggling to cope with demand

The autism charity Daisy Chain says it is struggling to provide families in the Tees Valley with what they need. The charity has had a 28% cut in income but say they have seen a 600% increase in demand for their services.

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Autism charity struggles to cope with demand

Demand for the services that Daisy Chain provide is increasing but staff say a 28% cut in resources is putting a strain on the charity. Credit: ITV News

A support group which has seen a 600% rise in demand for its services and a big drop in income says it is now struggling to provide families with the help they need.

Daisy Chain offers advice and activities for children and young people with autism. The charity, based on Teesside, says more youngsters are now being diagnosed with the condition and it has more than 50 families waiting to join up.

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