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Autism All Stars Creates Christmas Magic

Our Christmas appeal brought a touch of magic thanks to our supporters’ wonderful generosity! In December we asked for your help in adding some Christmas sparkle to the lives of local disadvantaged children with additional needs. Your response was truly heart-warming, and allowed us to provide some brilliant ability-appropriate gifts, delivered directly from Santa at

Win a Free Copy of The Ringmaster’s Tale!

As a thank you for all your support over the last year, I’m giving away THREE FREE COPIES of my book, The Ringmaster’s Tale. Described as ‘a gift to parents’ and ‘the best book on autism there is’, it’s full of advice, information and lots of personal stories that give you a ringside seat to

10 Tips for an Autism-Friendly Christmas

‘Tis the season for sparkly decorations and festive music in shops; for school nativity plays, visits to relatives and the excitement of opening presents on Christmas morning. While for most children these things bring a sense of anticipation, magic and wonder, for children on the spectrum they can just as easily trigger confusion, sensory overload

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Autism All Stars Supports Inclusive Football Club

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve just donated £500 to the amazing East Surrey Hawks! I recently contacted Rachel, one of their committee members, to ask how we could help, and was told that more training equipment would be very much appreciated. We then applied for a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving

Autism: Awareness, Acceptance or Both?

Here we are in April, and as all autism advocates know, that makes it Autism Awareness Month. You’ll hear more about the condition on the news, see more shops offering ‘quiet hours’ for autistic customers and generally get a sense that the public are being given more information than usual about what it means to

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Is My Daughter Really Just a Drama Queen?

Why does my daughter throw a massive tantrum when I brush her hair or put her socks on? Why is she incapable of hearing bad news without working herself up into a frenzy? Why does she have a hissy fit whenever there’s a change of plan? And why, oh why, can she behave perfectly at

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Thanos & The Avengers Reassemble!

THANOS & THE AVENGERSREASSEMBLE AT THE BELFRY Join us at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 18th January for a FINAL CHANCE TO MEET THANOS before he retires. We’re delighted to have reassembled our amazing Avengers for you too, along with some brand new faces including the fantastic Star Lord, plus other surprise guests popping in

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Thanos & The Avengers Reassemble!

THANOS & THE AVENGERS REASSEMBLE AT THE BELFRY     Join us at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 18th January for a FINAL CHANCE TO MEET THANOS before he retires. We’re delighted to have reassembled our amazing Avengers for you too, along with some brand new faces including the fantastic Star Lord, plus other surprise

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Dumbledore and Bellatrix at The Belfry

MEET DUMBLEDORE& BELLATRIX AT THE BELFRY Join us at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 2nd November where you can enjoy all kinds of Halloween fun including meeting our incredible Dumbledore and Bellatrix. They’ll both be very happy to pose for selfies with you in exchange for a small donation in our buckets, so come along

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Back to School Advice for Parents of Autistic Children

Regardless of their age or ability, it’s my belief that ‘Home’ should be every child’s soft place to fall in the world: somewhere they can lower their barriers, remove their masks and know for certain they’ll be accepted exactly as they are. If your child is on the autism spectrum, this is doubly important. It

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