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In the community – March 2019

2019-03-14T14:42:23+00:00 March 14th, 2019|

What better way to start our monthly newsletter than to let you know about a show-stopping event taking place on Sunday 16 June at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. We are proud to invite you to a sensory explosion of music; from the heart-pumping chorus of the Carmina Burana, to the foot-tapping Marriage of Figaro Overture and the pomp and drama of Tchaikovsky, all in aid of our Future 50 Appeal.

The harrowing truth behind our cinema campaign

2019-03-11T09:07:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|

A cinema advertising campaign featuring the true story of young autistic man, Austin, and his mum, Louise, will appear in North-West cinemas from today (8 March). The advertisement, designed by Merseyside-based charity Autism Together to convey the desperation that some parents with autistic children can feel, includes a re-created scene from Austin’s life which alludes to self-harm.

Why you might not spot autistic girls and how to support them when you do

2019-03-06T19:29:46+00:00 March 6th, 2019|

My sister was 9 years old when she was diagnosed with autism. Up until that point I believed she was gifted, extremely anxious and often demand avoidant, but never autistic. As a SEN teacher with additional responsibility for ASC provision at the time, I had been arrogantly confident that my sister could not be autistic as too many of her personality traits did not fit with the autism profile I had long understood.