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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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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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Wacky Kingdom Opening Day

WACKY KINGDOM OPENING DAY     Join us at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 17th August as two of our beautiful princesses and our ever-popular Pikachu celebrate the opening of the Wacky Kingdom soft play area. They’ll be very happy to pose for selfies with you in exchange for a small donation in our buckets,

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Thanos and The Avengers at The Belfry

THANOS & THE AVENGERSCOME TO THE BELFRY Join us at the Belfry, Redhill on Saturday 3rd August for a chance to meet our incredible eight foot tall Thanos and the amazing Avengers.They’ll all be very happy to pose for selfies with you in exchange for a small donation in our buckets, so come along and

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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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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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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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Autism: It’s Different for Girls

To celebrate International Women’s Day I’m sharing an extract from my book The Ringmaster’s Tale which has a whole chapter full of advice and resources for girls on the autism spectrum… Similarities and differences The interesting thing about girls on the spectrum is how they can appear similar to, yet distinctly different from, both autistic

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