Our Aims

Aims of Autism All Stars

  • There’s always more work to be done to educate people about autism and encourage them to accept it in all its forms.
  • To raise awareness of what autism and its related conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, PDA etc. are really about
  • To inform people of the positives of life on the autism spectrum as well as the challenges
  • To raise self-esteem and self-confidence in autistic children and adults, their families and friends, by providing opportunities to fund-raise using everyone’s unique talents and skills
  • To provide practical, emotional and psychological support to autistic people and their families who are living in poverty or experiencing a crisis situation
  • To relieve pressure on the physical and mental health of autistic people and their loved ones, thereby reducing the strain on all relevant local and national services
  • To provide volunteering and employment opportunities for people on the autism spectrum
  • To support distressed and/or isolated autistic teenagers and adults and those who may have missed their diagnosis
  • To help people obtain a diagnosis, giving them access to the relevant benefits and support
  • To help autistic people identify their strengths and celebrate their successes
  • To help autistic people identify their challenges and implement successful coping strategies
  • To campaign for greater acceptance of autistic people, regardless of their age or abilities
  • To educate and provide support for parents, such as places to meet and internet forums
  • To provide services for autistic people which allow them to meet like-minded people and feel included in society
  • To educate professionals including doctors, teachers and therapists
  • To educate upper primary and secondary school pupils and staff
  • To educate pupils and staff at colleges and universities
  • To establish what autism is and what it isn’t, and to explain the meaning of the term ‘autism spectrum’
  • To introduce methods of relieving stress and solving challenges via specialist therapeutic means
  • To make humour acceptable and establish the difference between laughing about something and laughing at it
  • To help people understand why ‘normal’ parenting methods and coping strategies are impractical when bringing up autistic children
  • To collect real stories of humour and success and publish them as books, to bring hope to those in despair
  • To highlight and change the differences between society’s attitudes toward physical disability and the less obviously noticeable neurological conditions associated with the autism spectrum and its related conditions
  • To explain the difference between ‘labelling’ and ‘stereotyping’ and help make the word ‘autistic’ a positive description of an amazing group of people, instead of something restrictive

If you’d like to help us achieve our goals, there are many ways you can support what we do. Visit our Fundraising Page and our Volunteer Page for full details.