Almost 30,000 of you have signed our biggest ever petition calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Yesterday it was delivered by a group of autistic adults and Cheryl Gillan MP to the Disabilities Minister Penny Mordaunt MP.

Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Part Parliamentary Group on Autism said: “I am...
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30,000 call on the Government to close autism employment gap

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“I have to fight for myself, I have to fight for Zack. But I’m sure it will be all right. I’m a born fighter.”

February’s Your Autism Magazine brings you the story of former mental health nurse Chrissie Lowrey, whose struggle to find the right support for her autistic son inspired a new idea for a business. Become a member today to read her full story. Visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Night walks for Autism are a great way for the whole family (yes all of you including the dog, but mainly you ;-) ) to be part of World Autism Awareness Week.
We still have spaces available in the Bristol and Manchester walks with limited availability in London. [ Bit.ly Link ]
All of our Night Walks take place on Saturday 1 April at 9pm.
So, answer this, what are you waiting for? Sign up...
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There's still time to enter our Christmas card competition!

We've already received some fabulously festive designs from our supporters but there's still time for you to get involved too.

Send your Christmassy creations to xmas.cards@nas.org.uk before 10 March to be in with a chance of having your design featured in our 2017 range of cards!
What a week!

We're so grateful to PointlessBlog, David Erasmus, Sean Elliott Oc, Zoella & their wonderful fans for choosing to fundraise for us with their converted van!

Feeling inspired to do your own fundraiser? Get some ideas in our video and download your pack today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
There’s still time for you to share your experiences to help us plan the next year of Too Much Information. Please complete this new survey.

Your experiences are so important for how we shape our campaigns. We would like you to respond to our new survey for Too Much Information about autistic people’s experiences and what you would like the public to change about their behavior. We...
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We have our last few remaining places in the Brighton Marathon 2017.
Join #TeamAutism on the 9 April in one of the UK’s favourite 26.2-milers.
The deadline to register is Friday 24 February so sign up today! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Brighton Marathon

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“Rather than challenging your child to interact, join in with what they are doing. It’s not about copying or mimicking, but enjoying it and being in the game too.”

We spent #ValentinesDay listening to the award-winning TV and film producer and poet Henry Normal reading love poems about his wife and teenage autistic son Jonny.

Now you can read our interview with Henry Normal and his wife,...
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We know that disabled people often struggle to get the financial support they need. We want to hear from you so we can understand what is and isn’t working.

The NAS is a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a national coalition of over 80 different charities who campaign for a fair benefits system for disabled people. The DBC has put together a survey which asks you about your...
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Share the love with your supporters!

Would you like a wonderful way to say 'thank you' to your supporters after World Autism Awareness week next month (27 March–2 April 2017)?

Seeing as it's Valentine's Day, we thought we'd show you how to make an origami heart with your message hidden inside. Indulge your crafty side and make the people who help you to fundraise feel even more warm and...
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We have had lots of amazing auditions already for our next TMI campaign film star! We’d love to give more of you the opportunity to apply – we’ve seen a lot of auditions from boys, and it would be great to see some more from girls too.

The deadline for entries has now been extended to Wednesday 15 Feb so you still have a few more days to get in touch. Apply by emailing...
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For a rare chance to meet and chat to one of the cover stars of the latest issue of our magazine, Henry Normal, join us on Valentine’s Day for a special fundraiser, A Normal Love Story.

The award-winning TV and film producer will be reading from his new poetry collection, Staring Directly at the Eclipse, and talking to the audience about family life and raising his autistic son Johnny.
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We are absolutely astounded with how many people are getting involved with World Autism Awareness Week 2017 (27 March – 2 April). It has been amazing to hear about some of the creative and wonderful ways people are raising funds and awareness this year! Find out how Paul is raising money on his motorbike and why he has decided to take part...

“For World Autism Awareness Week I will be...
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Today, NICE published a new proposal for all GP practices to record which of their patients are on the autism spectrum.

This proposal would mean that, when a person is diagnosed as being autistic, this would be put on their GP records. At the moment, this does not always happen. This is important because many GPs do not know how many of their patients are autistic and therefore aren’t always...
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NICE proposes all GP practices set up registers of which patients are on the autism spectrum

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Become a member to receive the new edition of Your Autism Magazine, straight to your doorstep. Visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

February’s edition brings you our interview with Gavin & Stacey producer Henry Normal and his wife, Angela, who reflect on juggling high-profile careers while caring for an autistic child.

You can also read guidance on disclosing an autism diagnosis in the workplace, as well...
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Could you or someone you know be the star of our next Too Much Information campaign film?

We’ve had some fantastic auditions already, and the deadline is this Friday at 11pm so there’s still time for you to enter.

Watch Alex, the star of our first TMI campaign, and his brother Sam tell you more. We’re looking for a girl or boy aged 8-14. For more information visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]....
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We want to hear from you to help us plan the next year of Too Much Information. Please complete this new survey.

Your experiences are so important for how we shape our campaigns. We would like you to respond to our new survey for Too Much Information about autistic people’s experiences and what you would like the public to change about their behaviour. We particularly want to hear your...
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Find out why Seasons Restaurant are getting involved with World Autism Awareness Week at work (27 March - 2 April)…

“We at Seasons Restaurant (seasons-restaurant@btconnect.com) in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, who pioneer regular quality dining times for families effected by autism and learning difficulties, are delighted to be supporting World Autism Awareness Week.

Our popular...
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Join #TeamAutism and take part in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Starting on Staten Island, this iconic race takes you through all five boroughs of New York City before finishing in the beautiful oasis of Central Park.

For more information and to sign up click on the link below:

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TCS New York City Marathon

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‘By contributing to autism fund raising, I feel that I’ve helped the whole world!’

Year 5 child, Houndsfield Primary School

It was incredible how many schools got involved with World Autism Awareness Week last year. Pupils of all ages throughout the UK organised fundraising activities to help raise money and to increase understanding of autism. We heard of children organising parties,...
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