A £6 million state-of-the-art centre for children and young people with disabilities and their families has been opened in Fulham – with world renowned artist Stephen Wiltshire MBE giving his name to the community resource.
Designed with local families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the Stephen Wiltshire Centre is a unique base in Queensmill Road, Fulham, where children and young and their families will be able to take part in activities and access information, advice and support.
The centre was opened by Stephen, a former pupil of Queensmill School in Shepherds Bush, who has autism. His incredibly detailed cityscapes, drawn from memory, have amazed the art world since he first received media attention as a teenager in the 1980s.
At the opening event on last month, Stephen unveiled a storyboard capturing the journey from consultation with families through to the opening of the centre, which will permanently adorn the centre. It shows how families worked with H&F Council to turn our joint vision into a reality.
He also presented prizes to young people with special needs and disabilities who won an art competition themed around the launch. The three winning pieces will inspire the creation of the centre’s new logo, in the coming months.
We are proud to announce that our very own Tia, who is a student at the Queensmill Unit within Fulham Cross, won the 12-15 art category! Congratulations Tia!