Aims of Autism All Stars
• To raise awareness of what autism and its related conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia, PDD etc. are really about.
• To demystify autism and its related conditions and make them appear less frightening.
• To inform people of the positives of living on the autism spectrum as well as the challenges.
• To raise self-esteem and self-confidence in children and adults with autism, their families and friends, by providing opportunities to fund-raise using everyone’s unique talents and skills.
• To support distressed and/or isolated teenagers and adults with autism 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 people with autism identify their strengths and celebrate their successes.
• To help people with autism identify their challenges and implement successful coping strategies.
• To campaign for greater acceptance of people with autism and its related conditions.
• 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.
•To educate 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 with ASD 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 ASD.
• To explain the difference between ‘labelling’ and ‘stereotyping’ and make the word ‘autistic’ a positive description
of an amazing group of people, instead of something restrictive.
***Help us to achieve these goals and many more by donating online.***
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Even the smallest of lights can dispel darkness, so please give whatever you can.
Any amount will be very gratefully received.
“And praise will come to those whose kindness leaves you without debt,
and bends the shape of things to come that haven’t happened yet”
Neil Finn – Faster Than Light