Just Giving
  • Helping children and young people on the autistic spectrum to pursue an interest in the arts.

    Image credit: Nicola Selby

  • Helping children and young people on the autistic spectrum to pursue an interest in the arts.

  • Helping children and young people on the autistic spectrum to pursue an interest in the arts.

    Image credit: Nicola Selby


Wishing Well House is a registered charity (number 1118663) and we are here to help children and young people with autism pursue an interest in the arts by providing grants to pay for study.

We are interested in hearing from parents, teenagers, teachers and colleges who are trying to help a child or young person with autism study the arts, but who may not have the full funds to support that person on a course or for regular lessons. The recipient must be someone with autism for whom the arts (dance, music, painting, writing etc) makes a significant and positive difference to their lives or who demonstrate a talent for any area of the arts. For some this could even lead to a full time career.

We know that music and dance can have a positive effect on children and young adults with autism and can significantly help their communication skills and social interaction.

As I play the game of life
I try to make it better each and every day.
And when I struggle in the night
The magic of the music seems to light the way.
JOHN LENNON, Intuition

  • Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. It affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them.
  • There are around 100,000 children with autism in the UK, with around half a million family members directly affected by the condition.
  • Perfect pitch occurs in only .0001% of the population. Some therapists have found 60% of their ASD clients have perfect pitch.
  • Singing rather than speaking will often result in increased interactivity in people with ASD who process pitch, timbre and rhythm in different areas of the brain.

Autism Charity for Autistic Children - One to One Education for Children with Autism - Applied Behaviour Analysis - ABA - Autistic Children Education - Autistic Children Dance Scholarships - Music Scholarships - Artistic Dancing - Autistic Children Support - Autism Dance and Music Education