For therapy, training, advice and support call us on 01684 576795 or email:admin@arcos.org.uk. Alternatively, please call the AFSIL (ARCOS Family Support and Advice Line) service on 07984 451327 on Monday or Tuesday from 9.30am -12.30pm or email: afsil@arcos.org.uk at any time

Real life stories

Connor's Story

Connor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour when he was 12 years old. 

ARCOS heard of his severe difficulties in speaking and swallowing one year after his diagnosis. We learned that he had successfully trialled a MyTobii eye gaze system from Smartbox AT in Malvern and we arranged to lend him the ARCOS MyTobii equipment to assist his communication. 

Sadly, Connor’s condition deteriorated and he died on the day that it was due to be delivered. Connor’s family generously donated the collection from his funeral service. 

ARCOS wants to turn the often heard cry of ‘too little too late’ into better and quicker services.

This might include providing advice or therapy or facilitating an augmentative and alternative  communication system where appropriate.