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Beep beep! Autism Together launches bespoke Stagecoach bus in Wirral

2019-04-12T14:15:31+01:00April 12th, 2019|

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.

Autism Champion of the month April – National Museums Liverpool

2019-04-11T15:58:12+01:00April 11th, 2019|

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.

In the community – March 2019

2019-03-14T14:42:23+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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.