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Avengers Mini-Figures Raffle

AVENGERS MINI-FIGURE RAFFLE! Buy some tickets for your chance to win this incredible set of SIXTEEN MINI-FIGURES. They come unassembled in a bag, with a picture to guide you while you put them together. I put these together myself with no previous experience, so they’re very easy to make up.There are two easy ways to

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All Stars Return to The Comic Shop!

JOIN US AS WE RETURN TOTHE COMIC SHOP IN CRAWLEY HIGH STREET More characters just announced… We’re delighted to be working with The Comic Shop in Crawley again on Saturday 1st June as we had such a great time at their re-launch event. It’s a fascinating place with its own coffee shop and retro arcade,

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Spotlight on Inspiration Drum Line

Today I’m shining a light on a truly inspirational club, aptly named ‘Inspiration Drum Line’. It’s a drumming group for children with additional needs, founded in 2016 by the unstoppable Nev Latimer, his wife Iris and their son Luke. They’re based at Cedars Academy in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – a specialist school for pupils

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Detective Pikachu Event

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF THE NEW PIKACHU MOVIE! We’ll be marking the release of Detective Pikachu with the help of our very own electric Pokemon at Cineworld in Crawley on Saturday 11th May. Come and join us from 10am for selfies in exchange for a small donation in our buckets. We’ll also have

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Avengers Endgame Cineworld Event

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION MARVEL’S AVENGERS! We’ll be marking the release of Avengers Endgame with the help of our very own superheroes at Cineworld in Crawley on Saturday 27th April. Come and join us from 11am for selfies in exchange for a small donation in our buckets. We’ll also have our stall in the

How to Buy The Ringmaster’s Tale

I’m so glad you’re thinking about buying a copy of my book ‘Autism, Asperger’s, Anarchy: The Ringmaster’s Tale’.I’m sure you’ll find it incredibly helpful whether you already have experience of autism or you’re totally new to the whole thing. In a nutshell it’s the book I wish someone had given me when my eldest son

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Why it’s Good to Laugh About Autism

Let me point out right away that laughing about something (autism included) is definitely not the same as laughing at it. Laughing at someone because they’re different and may be struggling with things other people find straightforward is cruel, unnecessary and, in my opinion, downright repulsive. We’ve all met bullies in our time who use

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Icons for Autism 2019

Icons for Autism 2019 We’ll have a whole assortment of fantastic characters waiting to pose for selfies with you at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 6th April. For a small donation in our buckets you can make some truly unforgettable memories with everyone from Stormtroopers to Spider-man. *Characters will vary from those shown on the

Autism All Stars at The Comic Shop!

Autism All Stars at The Comic Shop! JOIN US FOR THE RE-LAUNCH OFTHE COMIC SHOP IN CRAWLEY HIGH STREET We’re delighted to be working with The Comic Shop in Crawley to promote their upcoming Re-Launch event. It’s a fascinating place with its own coffee shop and retro arcade, plus a vast array of comics and

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Why do Autistic People Take Things Literally?

One of the main criteria for receiving an autism diagnosis is having ‘problems with verbal and non-verbal communication’. These problems (or complications as I prefer to call them) can take various forms, but without question one of the most widely recognised is the way autistic people seem to take everything literally. So, why does this

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