Through Darkness We Shine
Through Darkness We Shine
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Our Aims for Today and for the Future

Our Aims for Today and for the Future

Aspergers, Autism, Autism All Stars, autism awareness, our aims, future, fundraising, charity, neurodiversity, Surrey, Sussex, autism acceptance, actually autistic, donate, fundraiser, teamwork, support autism, Instagram, social media, spread the word, join our team,

Aims of Autism All Stars

 

  • To raise awareness of what autism and its related conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, PDD etc. are really about.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 make the word ‘autistic’ a positive description of an amazing group of people, instead of something restrictive.

A couple of clicks can make all the difference to our funds and to the lives of autistic people the world over.
Even the smallest of lights can dispel darkness, so please give whatever you can. Any amount will be very gratefully received, and many of our fundraising opportunities are completely free to use.

 

“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

 

 

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