Jim and the family are so grateful for the early years support that helped Eric throughout his junior school years and they believe that this has been fundamental to his success.
The Ben Fund now has a partnership agreement with the National Autistic Society to provide more specialised services to families living with autism.
Update on Eric's story
Since we were last in touch with Jim in 2019, Eric has completed his BTEC course, achieving two distinctions and a merit. After a successful audition, Eric enrolled on a foundation year ahead of studying a degree in music and song writing. He enjoys practicing with his peers and creating his own compositions and even has thoughts of publishing his own music!
Jim highlights that support from the Ben Fund helped Eric through mainstream education, enabling him to achieve a great set of GCSE results. This ultimately led him down the path to pursuing his passion.
The Ben Fund are delighted to see how Eric has thrived and found his strength in music and is grabbing every opportunity with both hands!