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We received this letter from a person we support and wanted to share it in acknowledgement of our amazing staff teams

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Autism Initiatives UK has been awarded £35,000 by Postcode Community Trust

This wonderful windfall presented at social enterprise A Great Little Place will help support young autistic people with work placements.

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Autism Initiatives team take on the 3 Peaks Challenge

Autism Initiatives’ Service Manager, Carl Mitchell, took on the National 3 Peaks Challenge with friends Paul Melton, Lee Wardle and Kyle Jones.

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People's Ford Pie in the face fundraiser

As part of National Autism Acceptance Week 2024, the People’s Ford team came together for a fundraising event across all of their Scottish dealerships.

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How Special Olympics horse Rider Nayeem turned his hand to Art

Nayeem uses our services in Southport, where he lives a busy and active life filled with lots of interests and hobbies; from horse riding to creating art.

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Robert rocks out at Genesis concert in Glasgow

Robert uses our services in Edinburgh and is a huge Genesis fan. He recently got to live out his dream of seeing the band perform live in concert at Glasgow with Support Worker Simba.

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A Great Little Place hopes to retain title of ‘Café of the Year’ in 2024

It’s time to cast your vote for A Great Little Place cafe in The Your Southport Stars Awards 2024

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Autism Initiatives services get creative for spring scarecrow competition

This spring, two Autism Initiatives services are taking part in the St Oswald’s Scarecrow Competition.

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Join Highland One Stop Shop's Walk for Autism events

Autism Initiatives Scotland will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of Highland One Stop Shop with two group walks taking place in Inverness on Tuesday 26th March and Tuesday 2nd March.

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Peterhouse School Achieves Award at Now Festival 2024

Last month, students at Autism Initiatives’ Peterhouse School were delighted to receive an award from NOW Festival, a mental health festival in Liverpool.

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Artist Candice exhibits her work in New York

Candice Swallow, who uses our services in Blackpool, is excelling as a professional artist. She has signed with an agent and is celebrating being part of an exhibition in New York.

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Building a Fairer Scotland – Public Consultation on Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill

It’s really important that everyone in Scotland is aware of the proposed Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill.

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Award-winning Haven School celebrates 10th anniversary

The Haven School is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2024. Based in Mold, the award-winning school offers specialist provision for 11 to 19-year-olds with autism.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Q&A with IT Technician Apprentice Kyle

As the 17th annual National Apprenticeship Week begins we're delighted to share our Q&A with Kyle #NAW2024

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Author Richard Haslam continues the imaginative saga of Now.Here novels

This year, autistic author Richard Haslam released the fourth instalment of his extraordinary Now.Here saga.

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Don't miss the fantastic Peterhouse School's "Great Minds Think Differently" exhibition at ArtHouse in Southport this February

A Visual Journey will be on display at the ArtHouse, Eastbank Street, Southport from:- 13 February to 24 February 2024.  The gallery is open on:- Tuesday to Friday, from:- 10 am to 3 pm, and

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Autism Initiatives strides into seventh year of ‘Walk for Autism UK & Ireland’ campaign

Registrations open January 22nd, inviting all ages and abilities to step up to the Walk for Autism 2024 fundraising challenge.

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Highland Employability Project gets boost from SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund

Autism Initiative’s Highland One Stop Shop is looking forward to delivering a pilot employability project for autistic adults thanks to funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund.

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Aspiring pilot and volunteer Brandon wins Blackpool Council’s ‘You Rock’ award for personal achievement

Flying an aeroplane was a lifelong dream for Brandon, who uses our services in Blackpool. In March 2023, Brandon was thrilled to start his flying lessons at Air Navigation Training.

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Mere Brow team ‘Send a Smile’ with their Christmas Shoeboxes

The team people who use Mere Brow community resource centre recently joined with the local community and Mere Brow Chapel to donate Christmas gift shoeboxes to International Aid Trust.

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Leigh goes on her first holiday with Autism Initiatives

Leigh, who uses our Supported Living services in Blackpool, has just got home from her first ever holiday. This is a huge achievement for both Leigh and the team.

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Eye of the Tiger: MM wins charity boxing match for Cancer Research UK

MM, a person who uses our services in the Blackpool area, recently took part in a charity boxing event to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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James takes on a Fire Walk to raise money for HOSS and Inverness Ice Centre

Would you walk over hot coals to raise money for a cause that’s important to you? James Johnston recently decided to do just that, whilst raising money for Highland One Stop Shop

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Number 3 One Stop Shop expands to include Angus

We are thrilled to announce that Number 3 One Stop Shop, part of Autism initiatives Scotland, recently expanded to include a new service in the Angus area.

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No.6 Delivers Scotland's National Remote Late Diagnosis Programme

Autism Initiatives Scotland is funded by Scottish Government to offer post diagnostic support to autistic adults across the whole of Scotland

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The Haven School awarded ‘Most Supportive Autism Educational Environment 2023'

Hosted by Luxlife, the awards programme celebrates ‘trail-blazers’ in the world of education, and aims to recognise the commitment of schools providing life-changing opportunities.

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Supporting Successful Transitions into Supported Living Services

A look at how teams at Autism Initiatives support people to deal with the changes that life brings their way.

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The Cedars team celebrate alongside other successful groups at the Power to Park Lane event

The Cedars Community Resource Centre is delighted to have received £5,000 as part of a project aimed at reducing crime in Netherton.

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Still time to gear up for Cycle for Autism 2023

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or casual rider, Cycle for Autism encourages everyone and anyone to take on the summer challenge and use their pedal power to fund autism projects.

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Support Staff up their game with Multi-Skills training

Staff from services in Liverpool, Warrington and Blackpool took part in the Level 1 Award for Activators (Multi-Skills) training.

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A Great Little Place Wins ‘Café of the Year’ 2023

After a public vote, A Great Little Place cafe are delighted to be named Café of the Year in Southport BIDs 'Your Southport Star' awards.

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Ready for Take Off: Brandon Soars the Skies in Blackpool

It was love at first flight for Brandon, who started flying lessons this year in Blackpool with support from Autism Initiatives team in Blackpool.

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Peterhouse School Awarded top accolade for parent partnership

This award acknowledges the school's outstanding work in partnership with all parents and carers.

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