Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hearts and Minds - a review of 2013

There's been a huge amount going on at Hearts & Minds in 2013, from Autism Bubble Day in April, a cycling challenge in Spain, horse-racing and Madness in July, a fabulous night of fund-raising and fashion in September to the star-studded Viva Las Vegas Ball...

But the most heart-warming stories of the year are about all the children who have been helped by their iPads from Hearts and Minds.  Here they are, and the links to their stories are below.

An iPad helps Corey with reading and writing

Noah and the iPad

How an iPad is helping a beautiful baby girl who is also blind

How an iPad helped Tom with brushing his teeth

Isaac points for the first time thanks to an iPad

Josh's iPad from Hearts and Minds helps him to stay calm 

Could an iPad help your child?

If you live in Britain, simply collect 165 old mobile phones and the Manchester-based charity Hearts and Minds will exchange them for a new iPad.

Details here:

Website: :
Twitter: @handmchallenge
Pinterest: Hearts and Minds
Google+: Hearts and Minds

More about the charity here: Hearts & Minds Challenge

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hearts & Minds : Achievements to date

Hearts & Minds Challenge is a young dynamic, innovative and passionate organisation formed in 2010 and based in Manchester, which is bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism throughout the UK.  The charity is putting together a range of services that includes awareness raising, education support, advocacy, counselling, transition planning and advice for families upon receiving diagnosis as well as a Facebook support group.

The Mission is to raise the quality of life of individuals and their families affected by autism by ensuring the highest standards in education, care and support leading to employment and equality of living opportunities.

Currently Hearts and Minds is running a fundraising campaign to raise £1 million in order to open a Centre of Education for Autism in Manchester.

These are all the achievements to date: