There are 40 prizes up for grabs in our Summer Raffle and by taking part you'll also be helping to support autistic people and their families – win, win!

The artwork “Landscape” below was created at Artrack, an adult service where autistic artists can get creative and find alternative ways to express themselves.
There are 40 prizes up for grabs in our Summer Raffle and

Play our Summer Raffle 2017 for a chance to win £2,500!

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Jen Phillips
"Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating."

Jenna Kannell won our #AutismUncut Best Aspiring Filmmaker Award for her enchanting short film, ‘Bumblebees’. The film stars Jenna’s brother, Vance, who has diagnoses of autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

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Beth Lenton
Joanne Ellard
Louise Prior Garder
Our partner, Alinea, raised an incredible £17,000 to help support autistic people and their families. Thank you!
Our partner Alinea raised an incredible 17000 to help support autistic people

Click here to find out more.

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Paul Quigley
Samantha Claire Baete
Gemma Perkins
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on an autism-friendly performance of Oliver Twist on 26 July and tickets are free for autistic people, their friends, and family!
Regents Park Open Air Theatre is putting on an autismfriendly performance of

Enjoy a trip to the theatre with an autism-friendly performance.

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Luke Moroney Jnr
Jodie Murray
Suzanne Rose Galkoff
Last month we headed down to Sybil Elgar School to celebrate the birthday of our President, Jane Asher.
Last month we headed down to Sybil Elgar School to celebrate the

Jane Asher with Anurag, who recently climbed Mount Everest.

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Sarah Richardson
Hanna Shah
**Please be aware that this film contains a lot of flashing images and sounds which may make some viewers feel uncomfortable**

Nicholas Bayfield's semi-autobiographical short film, ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’, was announced the winner of our #AutismUncut Student Filmmaker Award. The experimental film explores the world of autistic people and interprets how they interact with their...
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Gabriela Stepankova
Georgina Johnson
Aine Penfold
The Department for Education has published annual statistics on the number of children and young people in England who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) or statement of special educational needs (SEN).
The Department for Education has published annual statistics on the number of

New special educational needs statistics show children in England still waiting for support.

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Carol Robinson
Claire Bear
Rhiannon Stone
Two long-serving National Autistic Society staff members, Sarah and Angharad, recently took part in a skydive to raise awareness and funds for autistic people and their families during #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek.
Two longserving National Autistic Society staff members Sarah and Angharad recently took

Find out more about Sarah and Angharad's skydive.

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Hannah Davies
Alyson Smart
On Tuesday 30 May, over 100 disabled people will be attending a National Disability Hustings event at Westminster.

The Hustings will give disabled people the opportunity to question General Election candidates about issues that matter to them. These will include disability benefits, social care, and employment.

There'll be a live stream of the event (click below) and you can get involved...
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On Tuesday 30 May over 100 disabled people will be attending a

National Disability Hustings - General Election 2017

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Jerrica Downs
Leah Clifford
Tamika Jones
Our volunteers make a massive difference to autistic people and their families.

We're saying thank you by celebrating National Volunteers' Week 1-7 June.

We'll be sharing some great stories and volunteer facts during the week, so keep an eye on our website and social media pages.
Our volunteers make a massive difference to autistic people and their families
Khouloud Ali
Meredith Roe
Huge thank you to our London Marathon 2017 runners who have currently fundraised over £415,000!

Here are some highlights showcasing all the best bits of the day, and what to expect if you join #TeamAutism in 2018.

Apply for your golden bond place: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Louise Hawkesford-Johnson
Lesley Osborne
Lea Bennett
The National Theatre's award-winning show, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is coming to the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on July 3 with a relaxed performance!

Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Laura House
Becca Charlotte
Rachel Reed
“I’m Jenny and I want people on the spectrum to feel less confused. Your autism is not a stereotype. You’re not a stereotype.”

Josh Ward’s fantastic short film, ‘Women and Autism’, was announced the winner of the Professional Filmmaker category at our #AutismUncut awards last month.

Josh worked at the charity FixersUK with Jenny Brooks, who features in this short film, and wanted to show...
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Josh Ward
FixersUK
Lou Dahling
Following our members’ feedback on the last edition of Your Autism Magazine, we’re bringing you further advice on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit in May’s edition.

Our Welfare Rights Adviser, Jane Owen-Pam, provides you with different scenarios on who will qualify for support under the new criteria.
Following our members feedback on the last edition of Your Autism Magazine

Become a member today to get your copy of Your Autism Magazine.

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Russell Jolliffe
Russell Jolliffe
Russell Jolliffe
“I wanted to give my local candidate a broader sense of some of the issues we all face. I felt it would be important for the candidates to hear about more than just my own issues as then if he was questioned by others on the autism spectrum he would be able to speak with some authority on the issue.”

Your action is needed in the I’m One campaign for the upcoming General Election.

#ImOne
I wanted to give my local candidate a broader sense of some

Arran met his local MP before the General Election in 2015.

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Lyn Earle-Jermey
Claire Clarke
Fiona-Elizabeth Brown
There're just 30 days left to sign up for the TCS New York City Marathon.

Here are our 7 reasons why you should join #TeamAutism in the Big Apple.
There're just 30 days left to sign up for the TCS New York City Marathon

7 reasons to join #TeamAutism at the TCS New York City Marathon.

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Patrick Samuel
Emma Hopkins
As you may know, last month we held our first ever Autism Uncut Film and Media Awards, at none other than the headquarters of British film and TV, BAFTA.

We’ll soon recap on the incredible winners we announced on the night, and their amazing pieces of work. In the meantime, listen to some of our fantastic finalists and guests talk about what the night meant to them.

#AutismUncut
John Clark
Siân Hutchings
John Clark
Sign our petition to help make sure there are no further cuts to benefits.

We're part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a national coalition of over 70 charities, including Mind, Mencap and Scope. Our petition to political party leaders demands that the next government must protect disability benefits from further cuts.

People on the autism spectrum will need financial support if...
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Sign our petition to help make sure there are no further cuts to benefits

Sign the petition here.

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Adrie van der Meer
Maureen Taft
Louise Leese
We've teamed up with the National Garden Scheme to be their new Gardening and Wellbeing partner!

We're very excited to announce that we'll be working with a number of our local branches to be able to take part in a wide range of gardening activities from group visits to gardens and starting gardening clubs to developing a garden or allotment! We aim to show the true benefits and positive...
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Weve teamed up with the National Garden Scheme to be their new

You can find out more about what our branches will be getting up to here.

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Louise Barker
Louise Barker