A SPECIAL project has created a sensory garden at the scout hall in Cowdenbeath.

FABA (Families Affected By Autism) is an autism support group based in Cowdenbeath, run by a management committee of parents.

They organise a family support group every Saturday, from 12.30 to 3.30pm, at the 46th Fife Scout Group Hall, Wemyss Street, and last June they received funding of £3,000 from the charity, Tourle Foundation Fund.

Linda Wilson, chairperson of the management committee, was delighted to report that the group had used the grant to develop a sensory garden and outdoor play area at the Scout Hall.

To celebrate the completion of this project, they are organising an Open Day on Saturday March 27 from 1 to 4pm so that people can go along and find out what types of activities and support FABA can offer families affected by autism and related conditions.

Said Linda: "Activities at the weekly group include arts and crafts, sports and games, sensory integration therapies, relaxation techniques, gardening, cooking and support.

"The informal atmosphere allows families to meet with others, share experiences and obtain support and advice to help all members of the family affected by autism.

"They can also provide advice about meetings and plans relating to health, social work and education".

If anyone wishes further information on FABA or would be interested in going along one Saturday to the Family Support Group or the Open Day then check out their page on Facebook (Families Affected By Autism) or drop them an email at lindawilson568@outlook.com.