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The Spectrum Project three months. was made by residents and staff, including
The home had aims to expand people’s
the baking of cakes. There were floral
views of the autism spectrum to include the displays and homemade preserves.
A unique art exhibition was held at 78 Park hopes, dreams, abilities, feelings, thoughts
Road on 21st September showcasing the and possibilities of all the young people The dining room, hallways and lounges
work of the seven residents at the home. supported by London Care Partnership. All were converted into display galleries and
The project was conceived to demonstrate residents have participated in the Spectrum a tea room. The art work was particularly
that people with autism and learning Project which involved artwork made by creative and all work was sold to raise
disabilities have many exceptional gifts and them, and includes hand printed art to monies for the National Autistic Society.
talents, and many are being overlooked. create calendars, bubble painting, glue The home raised £330.
— art, melted crayon art, and also silk scarf
painting. The event also reached the attention of
The Spectrum project was the idea of Buckingham Palace and The Queen wrote
Elena Ruseva, Support Worker at Park The Spectrum Project welcomed parents, to offer her support stating “that I hope
Road. Elena developed the concept staff and members of the community to that the occasion is an enjoyable one and
and with assistance from Charles Home show everyone that people with autism can successful in raising funds to support your
Manager, the entire staff team and create beautiful art pieces. The attendees chosen charity”.
residents created the work over a period of enjoyed a special afternoon tea party that

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