A warm welcome to the new year - and what a year it's going to be. In 1968 a group of forward-thinking parents formed the Wirral Society for Autistic Children. Fifty years later, in 2018, we've got a new name and several hundred more staff, but the original pioneering spirit of our founders remains intact.
The group are taking on the challenge to raise money for Autism Together, a Wirral-based charity which provides support to people with autism through a wide range of living options, day services and community support. They hope to raise £500 from the event, and are well on their way to making this target.
...this has been a learning curve. The most surprising thing is the help I've had from family and friends. People have really got behind me. They'll do anything they can to help people with autism."
Saturday, 12th August 2017 saw a wave of trepidation and excitement grip family and friends once more as yet another fearless entourage of abseiling daredevils took to the ropes down Liverpool Cathedral.
The award-winning Wirral-based charity, established nearly 50 years ago, has become one of the country’s leading providers of services and support to people and families affected by autism. It now employs a thousand people across the region.
It’s been 16 months since Cheshire Oaks hosted their first ever Autism Friendly Shopping evening in February 2016. McArthur Glen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet partnered with Autism Together to become one of their recognised Autism Champions.
Autism Together’s first car boot sale was a huge success last weekend, seeing over 200 visitors coming to grab a bargain and help raise over £145 for the charity. With a relaxed, autism-friendly atmosphere there was no pressure to buy, and ample space to move and withdraw to think, with one individual on the spectrum hosting his own stall with the help of staff support.
On April, 2nd 2017, staff and supporters of Autism Together helped celebrate World Autism Awareness Day across the region with a range fundraising activities. The charity had something for everyone to get involved with and have curated the day's activities below. On behalf of Autism Together we would like to thank everybody who took part and made the day a great success.
A team of eight staff from Merseyside charity Autism Together has completed a 25-hour attempt to win a Guinness World Record in trampolining. The current record stands at 24 hours.