Be a part of Autism Together Awareness Month…

This year we had planned a whole month of celebrations for autism awareness. People across the region had organised their own fundraisers too, including bake sales, fancy dress days, sponsored events and, of course, runners in the London Marathon.
But, we are still determined to make this year count as much as any other.

About autism

Autism is a hidden disability, you can’t tell someone has it by the way they look, but possibly through their behaviours; they are often misunderstood and may require support with things like communication, interaction with others, using their imagination, being flexible and being overwhelmed by activity in the world around them.
No two people with autism are affected the same way, so, at Autism Together, we work with each individual to help them overcome or lessen the impact of these difficulties, to help that person lead a fulfilling, meaningful life.

Autism sensory experience

This immersive video, filmed from a first-person perspective, is aimed at giving the viewer an idea of what it might be like for someone with autism to experience the sort of noisy, busy, everyday environments that we take for granted…

Q. Which of these celebs have autism?

Kimberly Nixon

Bill Gates

Anthony Hopkins

Anne Hegerty

Lionel Messi

Niall Aslam

A. All of them

How much do you know about autism?

Take our test to find out…

Click here to start the test

Here are some people we would like you to meet

Click on their faces to find out about their hopes and dreams…

How can you join in?

We might be staying inside our own homes this April, but there’s still plenty you can do to show your support and spread awareness…

Strike a pose

Pose with our Autism Awareness month logo. Click the button below to download and print out the logo. Then take your best selfie or group shot and share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ATAM or #ATawareness. We’d love to see your snaps!

Get your logo here

Bake a cake

Baking cakes at home is a great way to keep the kids entertained while they’re not in school… We’re not doing bakesales now so you get to eat all the cakes yourself! Make cupcakes, cornflake cakes or even pancakes. Then throw all those gorgeous cake decorations you have in the back of your cupboards and send us your photos and we’ll share the best pics…
#ATAM or #ATawareness

Kids will love our Awareness Month Funbook

Download our funbook to keep your kids busy with puzzles, drawing and colouring, while finding out about autism, the senses and even how to do some Makaton signing…

Click here to download your funbook

Be different to make a difference…

Dressing up for Autism Together Awareness Month

As part of Autism Together Awareness Month we’re encouraging people to ‘be different to make a difference’.

Encourage the kids to maybe wear fancy dress for the day to help celebrate autism. Wear a fancy dress, a football kit, your favourite dress, a suit and tie, wear three hats at once and shoes that don’t match! It’s up to you. Whatever you choose to wear, do it to raise autism awareness and acceptance. And don’t for get share your pics with us… #ATAM and #ATawareness

We really need your help at this time. There are lots of other ways you can still fundraise for us…

Click here to download our Fundraising Pack which is packed full of fundraising ideas, along with details of how to set up your own sponsorships. And it’s easy to create a fundraising page online using either the Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving websites and clicking ‘Start fundraising’ or ‘Fundraise for us’ to get going.

Thanks for supporting autism awareness and acceptance this April.

Please, get involved and share with us your photos and stories on Facebook, email us directly: fundraising@autismtogether.co.uk visit our website: www.autismtogether.co.uk and please donate to our charity directly by texting ‘autismtogether’ to 70085.