Drawing on Experience Part 3

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As we near the end of #autismacceptance week, illustrator Jonathan Raiseborough shares with us the final drawing in a series of three, graphically illustrating the need for ‘identity first’ language when talking about autism. He said: “So far the responses to me about the cartoons have been positive – they seem to resonate with autistic…

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Underground Movement: Our campaign reaches London transport hub

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Did somebody say L O N D O N?   Yes! For the second year our #autismacceptance words have made it all the way #ontotheboards of the London Underground.  For the vital front line workers commuting, for the amazing staff still working there and for any of thousands of others who will see this online…

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A conversation with Kerrie Highcock & Debra Caldow

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Debra Caldow, host of the Journey Skills podcast, chatted to our very own Kerrie Highcock. As family development manager for the North East Autism Society Kerrie was able to speak about post diagnostic support and moving from autism awareness to acceptance. With refreshing humility Kerrie shares with Debra that despite just gaining a masters herself,…

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Snowdrop the Spikeshuffler- Chapter 4

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You may already be familiar with our book, Snowdrop: The Spikeshuffler, that tells the story of our very own mascot, Snowdrop the Hedgehog.  Writer Peter Barron Media and illustrator Jonathan Raiseborough Illustration have transformed our Snowdrop: The Spikeshuffler book into an animated audio book in aid of #AutismAcceptance Week 2020! Four seasons had passed, a long time in the life of…

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Snowdrop the Spikeshuffler- Chapter 3

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You may already be familiar with our book, Snowdrop: The Spikeshuffler, that tells the story of our very own mascot, Snowdrop the Hedgehog.  Writer Peter Barron Media and illustrator Jonathan Raiseborough Illustration have transformed our Snowdrop: The Spikeshuffler book into an animated audio book in aid of #AutismAcceptance Week 2020! We hope you’re enjoying our newly adapted Snowdrop: The Spikeshuffler animated…

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The Big Issues Part 3

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In the final part of our panel discussion we look at David’s emerging journey with #AutismAcceptance and inclusion and the impact that’s had – with The Autistic Advocate Kieran Rose, Family Development Manager Kerrie Highcock and Science at Life’s David Jones.

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Going for Gold

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Only one day to go until we turn the skies of the North-east gold for Autism Acceptance Week. And we need you to join in. Due to coronavirus restrictions a few of our landmarks can no longer join in BUT we know with our army of supporters we can still turn our region gold. There…

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Drawing from Experience Part 2: Jonathan Raiseborough

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During last year’s campaign someone said to us, ‘you know, I don’t live with autism. It’s not a dog in the kitchen that’s sometimes with me and sometimes not…’ That one comment sparked an idea that led to us commissioning autistic artist and illustrator Jonathan Raiseborough Illustration to graphically bring to life some of the…

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Moving our Autism Acceptance Week celebrations online

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How many of you saw our Fundraising Manager on the BBC News talking about how we’ve moved our Autism Acceptance Week celebrations online? We recorded the clip in case you missed it!

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Lets be kind

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If you are struggling with the overload of news updates and headlines, we’ve got just the thing for you. We’ve created a bank of social media images designed to inspire and encourage. Click here to see them all in our Facebook photo album.  Share them on your own social accounts… you’ll brighten someone’s day and…

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