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.
Today the appeal court has ruled in the case of Royal Mencap Society vs Tomlinson - Blake, in which lord justices Ernest Ryder, Nicholas Underhill, and Rabinder Singh, said: "I believe that sleepers-in...are to be characterised for the purpose of the regulations as available for work… rather than actually working… and so fall within the terms of the sleep-in exception in regulation.
Waiting lists, a lack of support and damaged families – but hope for the future. As campaigners work hard to make Liverpool the UK’s leading autism-friendly city, a new survey by charity Autism Together has uncovered heightened emotions amongst the city’s autism community.