Kim Mooney’s story

Kim Mooney has kindly put together some words about her time at Lothian Autistic Society

Last year, by chance we saw your post advertising the Bathgate Basecamp2 programme. At that time Jake didn’t have any activities outside of school and his social skills were lacking. I encouraged him onto this place and within a couple of weeks he was so looking forward to Tuesdays. He made a “best buddy” there and the 2 boys now regularly FaceTime, play online and we have also organised a few meet ups. At the final presentation of basecamp the boys did their own stand up comedy routine with jokes they had researched. We can’t wait for the Basecamp 2 project to start again at the end of April. Myself and another mum fought really hard to get interest in this when it was feared it might not run again until September. 

The boys came to the last karting holiday event and had a great time. 

Since then Jake has also started going to an autism football session and started a music after school programme too. If it wasn’t for Basecamp2 and the staff, I suspect his confidence still wouldn’t be there.

Thanks for everything that you do and good luck.

jake mooney.jpg  Jake at the Family Activity Day