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Avalon will respond to your queries within 48hrs of submitting. One of our team will help you with your questions. In the near future we will be adding a private forum where parents can find a central resource for support materials and general chat. If you are interested in joining the form use the button below to register your interest.
We will offer a range of support to parents and families including practical support and information about autism.
Avalon will signpost to relevant support and early intervention, peer mentoring and personalised programmes to enhance general wellbeing and resilience.
We will offer tailored parental support services, respite services and personal growth programmes delivered by parents for parents.
The Avalon community will play an active role in supporting each other and they will shape the services available to them.
We will offer short breaks and respite to help parents and families supporting someone with autism.
This respite will include; Relaxation breaks, Pampering days, and short family breaks to enhance the general health and wellbeing.
Pamela is the founder and chairperson of Avalon. Pam was inspired to setup the charity following the autism diagnoses of her daughter Ava who was two at the time. Ava was nonverbal and as a family we found the process to be daunting, difficult and isolating. The charity exists to support other parents by offering parental guidance and support, we deliver innovative wellbeing programmes and family events and days to bring families together.
As well as leading the charity, Pam is the Director for a fast growing virtual leadership and coaching consultancy, developing leaders and managers across all the private, public and third sectors. Pam is passionate about creating innovative programmes to help people grow and reach their potential in life and business. She draws upon all of this experience when working with families to develop relevant solutions to meet the needs of the families we support.
Reasons for being part of Avalon
The work we do at Avalon is about making a difference to the parents, guardians, grandparents and siblings we serve. My passion and drive comes from personal experience as a mother with a feeling that more could be done to improve the lives of families before, during and after an autism diagnosis. By improving the lives of families impacted by Autism we will indirectly improve the lives of those children living with autism.
Pam is dedicated to maintaining her own personal fitness and wellbeing and has completed several endurance events to raise money for the charity including; Glasgow and Edinburgh Half Marathons, Fort William Marathon and the 5 Peak Challenge, attempting to climb 5 of Scotland’s Monroe’s in 24 hours. Pam loves to read and is passionate about supporting others. Pam is currently writing a booked titled ‘Light and Shade” which provides a parental perspective on raising a child on the autistic spectrum.