Teddy Matthews is transgender and has autism. Having come to a point in his life where he is proud to be himself, Teddy has told us his story in three very touching and honest blogs, the first of which we publish today.
Here’s your monthly round-up of all things happening at Autism Together, and to begin with we’re sharing some handy tips and tricks for the transition to a new school or going back to school after the summer break.
Starting a new school or going back to school can be a daunting experience for anyone, but for those on the autism spectrum, it may be more difficult to adjust than others.
I was kindly invited by Autism Together to sell five of my paintings at their charity art auction, at the Corke Gallery in Liverpool, and got the chance to be there to see how the evening went.
Merseyside singer Cal Ruddy has pledged to donate 10% of his debut album and merchandise profits to Wirral-based charity Autism Together to help raise funds for its Future 50 Appeal.
Those with ‘hidden disabilities’ such as autism and mental health conditions will now be granted blue badge parking permits allowing them to park closer to their destination.
What a packed edition this is! We’ve launched a search to find our region’s Autism Community Hero, we’re selling tickets for Autism’s Got Talent (hurry, they’re going like hotcakes), and we’ve got some great news from Morrisons.
That’s the message from Autism Together as it launches its Autism Gold Awards, designed to honour the people and organisations in this region who have made a real difference to community members with autism. The awards are part of Autism Togther’s golden anniversary celebrations and winners will be announced at a gala ball at the Shankly hotel in Liverpool in November.
The sun was shining at the weekend as Autism Together and hundreds of members of the public enjoyed our Summer Fun Day, packed with artisan stalls and fun for all the family, with a surprise visit from a few Disney favourites too!
Ten local acts from Merseyside have been selected to make an exceptional line-up for the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow, the hit West-End production touring from London which celebrates diversity and talent in those on the autism spectrum.