Save the date – Sunday 30 June

Our famous Summer Fun Day will be back at Thornton Hough Village Hall

It’ll be even more fun than last year. Extras include shows from Professor Bunsen Fun Science, Moonshine Owls and even a human fruit machine. Keep in touch with our Facebook page to find out what else there will be.

Wirral Coastal Walk

Walk along the beautiful Wirral coastline, between Seacombe Ferry and Thurstaston, with thousands of other walkers and help to raise funds for Autism Together. A great day out with a real sense of purpose. Walkers can complete the full 15-mile route or there are interim points at 4 and 10 miles. There is a registration fee of £5 for adults and £1 for children aged 10 and under as set by the Rotary Club Wirral. To register your interest and get your free Autism Together t-shirt, please follow the link below.

https://www.autismtogether.co.uk/wirral-coastal-walk-2019

Classical Music Concert

We’re excited to be hosting a glamorous night of popular classical music to raise money for the Future 50 appeal. This outstanding gala concert will have the overture from The Marriage of Figaro, Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No1 and Carmina Burana, all performed by The North West England Orchestra and Choir. Join us on Sunday 16 June from 7.30pm at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Link to tickets – https://www.liverpoolphil.com/bookevent/autism-together-future-50/3938ARBHBNGNPHBJHKCRSHMKLKNLSBVGG

Grand opening of a new heritage centre at Port Sunlight River Park

New Heritage Centre – Port Sunlight River Park

On World Autism Awareness Day in April, Port Sunlight River Park officially opened its new heritage centre on site with the ribbon being cut by the Mayor of Wirral himself. The centre will include a café and educational centre for families, schools and groups to benefit from.

Read the full story here.. https://www.autismtogether.co.uk/heritage-centre-port-sunlight-river-park/

The Autism Show – Manchester

On 28th and 29th June the Autism Show is coming to Event City in Manchester! This is a brilliant trade show with all sorts for everyone – there is a fantastic list of guest speakers covering all topics with some of the UK’s leading autism professionals, a chance to check out 100s of products and services and access to 1:1 specialist advice. Tickets are still available so follow the link below to find out more.

The Autism Show, Manchester – https://manchester.autismshow.co.uk/

World Autism Awareness Day

This year we focussed our attention on schools and teaching children and young adults about what autism is and how they can help be a friend to someone with autism. We visited and worked with 17 schools across Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool carrying out autism awareness assemblies and individual classroom activities whilst encouraging fundraising and non-school uniform!

https://manchester.autismshow.co.uk/

Autism-friendly activities

There’s plenty going on in and around Merseyside over the next month and all are autism-friendly! From cinema trips, meals out and visits to the museum, get these dates in your diary.

If you are aware of any other regular autism-friendly events taking place, please get in touch and let us know.

Morrison’s Supermarket, Quiet Hour – every Saturday, Morrison’s superstores will be hosting a quiet hour from 9 – 10am. During this time, they will have no stock cages on the shop floor, they will also stop all tannoy announcements and music and ensure the scanners are set to silent on the checkouts and self-scan stations. They’ll even dim the lights. Great effort, Morrison’s, we wish you luck!

Asda, Arrowe Park & Liscard Quiet Hour – Every Tuesday from 10am – 11am Arrowe Park Asda will be trialling quiet hours to help people with additional needs. Why not pop along and see for yourself – Autism Together will be there on Tuesday, 12th February with information about our services.

Mattel Play, Liverpool – Wednesday, 29th May at 4:30-6:30pm (£7 per child with 2 carers for free).

Capacity is limited during these sessions to ensure a calm and relaxed experience for all guests. Mattel Play are also one of Autism Together’s Champions and host monthly sessions. They also run quiet sessions every week-day morning from 9:20 -11:20am. The perfect chance to go with the little ones during term time.

Cinema Screenings
Autism-friendly cinema screenings are great for the whole family. The volume is lowered in the theatre, the lights are raised and there are no adverts before the film – it goes straight to the main feature. Most cinemas offer discounted tickets and all cinemas accept CEA Cards.

Vue Cinema, Birkenhead & Cheshire Oaks – will be showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Sunday, 26th May at 10:15am.

Showcase Cinema, Liverpool – will be showing Avengers: Endgame (12A) on Sunday, 9th June at 10am.

FACT Cinema, Liverpool – will be showing Rocketman on Sunday, 26th May at 11:30am.

Odeon Cinema, Bromborough & Liverpool – will be showing Pokemon Detective Pikachu on Sunday, 26th May at 10:15am.

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm – Will now be hosting regular autism-friendly sessions that will take place on the first Saturday of each month. Their next session will be on Saturday, 1st June from 5 – 7pm. Families will be able to benefit from a discounted price of £2.50 per child on attractions until 10am.

Infunity, Flintshire – Host regular autism friendly sessions on the 1st Monday of every month from 6 – 7:30pm. Booking is essential and costs £5 per child with carers free. Infunity is a large indoor play area for children aged 0-12 years with different zones and areas and a café for drinks and snacks. Check out their website below for images and further details.

http://www.infunity.co.uk/

Air Unlimited, Liverpool – autism-friendly sessions take places every Sunday from 9-1am and every Monday from 6-8pm. You can bounce for 2 hours for just £6.50 and its free for parents and carers; there are complimentary refreshments for jumpers and designated quiet rooms also available. Pre-booking is recommended as these sessions are very popular.

https://www.airunlimited.co.uk/activity/air-autism/

Spring City, Liverpool – autism-friendly trampolining takes place every Sunday 10-11am and every Thursday 6-8pm. One of our very own Autism Champions, these sessions offer you the chance to bounce as a family in area that understands your needs.

https://springcity.co.uk/sessions/spring-inclusive

SC2 Rhyl – Waterpark

The main waterpark is suitable for all ages and abilities; there are a number of different water slides, splash areas and interactive attractions for everyone. Then there is Tag Active which is a multi-level play area with timed activity zones to test your skill, fitness and bravery. They are now hosting autism-friendly sessions every Friday from 4 – 5:30pm with free carers passes. Check out all the details and what this place has to offer on the link below.

https://sc2rhyl.co.uk/

Cadbury World, Birmingham

Relaxed SEN sessions are designed to be of benefit to visitors who prefer a quieter and calmer experience, they will have reduced sound and an increase of lighting where necessary, the removal of strong scents and fewer visitors to help reduce stress. The next SEN session will be on Sunday, 23rd June from 9:30am. They even have social stories on their website! Check out all the details below:

https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/plan-your-visit/relaxedsensessions

Manchester Airport

Manchester have opened a Sunflower Room in Terminal 1 to aid Special Assistance Guests who need to break away from the noise, bright lights and crowds of the main departure lounge to help them relax and feel calm in a quieter environment. Also don’t forget they you can apply for a Special Assistance Guest lanyard for help from staff whilst travelling through the airport, for all the details on this service follow the link below.

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/help/special-assistance/invisible-disabilities/

Lush, Liverpool

Now hosting autism-friendly hours every Tuesday from 9:30am – 12noon – they aim to reduce sensory overload by ensuring music is soothing and played at a lower volume. They also offer shoppers personalised tours to suit individual needs. They are trying to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.