Wirral-based charity Autism Together and Stagecoach have launched a decorated family-friendly bus this week, to help raise money for the charity’s Future 50 Appeal. Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire donated the bus for the charity to decorate to raise awareness of the appeal. The bespoke bus is now out and about and will be driving around Wirral’s bus routes for up to three years.
Government to launch national autism awareness campaign late in 2019 Autism Together involved in preparations Autism Together is working behind the scenes with the Department of Health and Social Care and [...]
The museums, which include the World Museum, Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery, International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and the Museum of Liverpool, offer quiet mornings which are tailored to people on the autism spectrum, and autism-friendly workshops for both families and schools.
The grand opening of a new heritage centre at Port Sunlight River Park took place on World Autism Awareness Day this week. The centre will include a café and educational centre for families to enjoy.
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.
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.
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.