Chester Zoo, the UK’s most visited zoo with over 21,000 animals and 500 different species, has been one of our autism champion’s for nearly 3 years. They have worked with us to train hundreds of their staff to enable visitors with autism to have the best customer experience possible.
Staff at Hug A Mug, an independent coffee shop in Gateacre, Liverpool, are launching a new autism-friendly yoga class in partnership with Mitchy Titch Inclusive Kids Yoga, to encourage mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Everton FC were revealed as the proud winners of the Champion of Champions award. This celebrates the dedication and achievements of the more than 40 organisations which are part of the Autism Champions scheme
The new Champion of Champions award will to go the organisation which embodies the most positive, can-do and inclusive approach to the autism community. Campaigners are lobbying for Liverpool to be the UK’s leading autism-friendly city and since early 2016 have created 40 Champions across the region.
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.
Organisations from across the North-West were presented with their Autism Charter certificate this week, after working with Autism Together to become Autism Champions. The charter, written by people on the autism spectrum, asks organisations to train their staff in autism awareness and make their venues more autism friendly by making small changes, such as introducing [...]
Lesley and Dylan's story My youngest son, Dylan, eight, has been diagnosed with social communication disorder. We don't have a formal autism diagnosis for him yet. I also have two older boys. Harri is 11 and is hyperactive - although nothing is diagnosed - and Ellis is nine. As a baby, [...]
Sarah and Daniel's story Daniel's nearly 10 and is in mainstream school. He was diagnosed before his sixth birthday with ASD. He's a very active young boy: he likes all the sports. He hasn't got the concentration to sit and do the quieter activities. Daniel gets quite angry and emotional a [...]
April's story Since the age of eight, I have been become accustomed to common procedures at airports that are immensely daunting to anyone, like me, with Asperger’s syndrome. The regular pat down, the endless queues for no apparent logical reason, the complete and utter flaunt of the 'one meter of personal [...]
Debbie's and Harry's story My son Harry is eight. He was born with global development delays and has many of the same traits as someone with autism. He has issues with speech and was non-verbal for a long time and just made noises. These days he tries to talk more and [...]