Happy Mother's Day!

We've got lots of information for families here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Huge congratulations to Sally Burke, who received the prestigious Health Campaigner award at the Sheila McKechnie Awards last night.

The award was made in recognition of Sally’s high profile and successful Get Maisie Home campaign to re-establish a dedicated mental health inpatient service in Hull, and to set up a specialist crisis community team.

Sally was nominated by our regional...
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We need your help!

Get involved and volunteer for us at the Night Walks for Autism on Saturday 1 April. Our walks are taking place in London, Bristol and Manchester.

If you want to get involved please email events@nas.org.uk

The Night Walks are kindly supported by Clarks.
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The Autism Uncut Film and Media Awards are taking place at the BAFTA.headquarters in London on Thursday 6 April.
You can see all of the finalists films here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Tickets can be purchased here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Job interviews can often be incredibly difficult for those with autism.

Max and Emily share their experiences of what interviews feel like to them, and what unemployment can mean to autistic people. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Too Much Information in the workplace: Job interviews

Max and Emily talk about their experiences of job interviews including how simple questions can feel intimidating, and how the fear of the unknown can make i...

As part of our ongoing Too Much Information campaign, we’d like to find out from autistic people, and their families or carers, whether behaviour towards them from the public, friends, and colleagues is changing.
Please take our quick poll to tell us about any steps people have taken to be more understanding or supportive towards you or your family member [ Bit.ly Link ]
Are your team clued up when it comes to autism?

Find out more about the employment training we provide and how it will benefit your organisation.

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Calling all teachers!

From 27 March to 2 April, there are loads of ways to get involved in 2017's World Autism Awareness Week at School.

Teach your students about autism, fundraise, and spread the word with free resources like lesson plans, activities and idea packs!

Each pack is level-specific, contains teacher guidance, lesson and assembly plans, presentations, and activities to help you...
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We think it’s great that Sesame Street is set to introduce its first autistic character, Julia: a significant step in improving public understanding of autism.

Julia will make her TV debut in the US on 10 April.

Sesame Street to get first autistic character

One week today until World Autism Awareness Week! We hope that you’re feeling prepared and ready to go. We can’t wait to hear what everybody has planned.

Not sure how to get involved? We have a suggestion…
Volunteer for a World Autism Awareness Week station collection!

We’re in need of volunteers in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Nottingham for collections happening 27 March – 2 April.

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The The All-In-One Company Ltd will soon be launching 'The Sensory Onesie'. This is a brand new product suitable for autistic children which was designed with the help of our North Northumberland branch. We'll also receive 5% of the profit from each sale.

To find out more about The Sensory Onesie and to be the first to know when it'll be available, visit [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Sensory Onesie - The All in One Company

We've talked a lot about employers making 'reasonable' adjustments to help an autistic employee at work, but just what does that mean?

Hear from some people on the autism spectrum about what helps them in their workplace. [ Youtu.be Link ]

Find out more [ Bit.ly Link ]

Too Much Information in the workplace: Small adjustments which help

Emily, Luke, Kat, Max and Erin tell us about the small adjustments they need that help them thrive in the workplace. Small changes like putting in a plan for...

Some fantastic companies are offering discounts in support of World Autism Awareness Week so we wanted to tell you all about them!

Chewigem design chewable jewellery with the needs of autistic children and adults in mind. They are offering a 15% discount on all products if you use the code CWAAW15. We’ll also receive a £2 donation from each sale. Visit [ Bit.ly Link ] to find out...
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We are deeply disappointed that the Government has refused to reverse their proposed new regulations for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Find out more, and how to access our support services here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Only 1 week left to have the chance to win £2,500 or one of our other great prizes!
By playing Thomas and Rosie’s raffle, you will also be helping to support the Autism Helpline which provides much needed advice and support to autistic people and their families.
Play today! Good Luck! [ Bit.ly Link ]
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a beneficiary of The National Garden Scheme in the year of their 90th anniversary.

Yesterday we and our Cultural Ambassador Alan Gardner The Autistic Gardener joined the National Garden Scheme and other charities at the Royal Festival Hall to celebrate the good news.

Stay tuned to find out more about this generous award and...
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Have you recently had to challenge a decision about your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award?

In February’s edition of Your Autism Magazine, Jane Owen-Pam from our social welfare advice team offers guidance on what to do if you feel you should be receiving a higher PIP award. To read the full article, subscribe today at: [ Bit.ly Link ]

In her article, Jane offers suggestions on how...
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Our brilliant Internal Communications and Press Volunteer, Toby King, has just got a great job as Corporate Press and Publicity Assistant at Channel 4.

Toby blogs about his employment journey and experience volunteering with us.

Good luck Toby!

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Did you catch this amazing story over the weekend?
Well done to Caddie and Joel.

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'Guardian angel' autism dog Caddie makes Crufts finals - BBC News

Tickets are now on sale for Disney’s first autism-friendly performance of ALADDIN, taking place on Tuesday 29 August at Prince Edward Theatre in London.

Watch Genie in the video below to learn more about this unique performance or visit [ Aladdinthemusical.co.uk Link ] to book tickets. [ Youtube.com Link ]

Aladdin London - welcome to our first Autism-Friendly Performance!