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World Autism Awareness Day 2015!

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Lothian Buses Employees’ Charity Fund Supports No.6 One Stop Shop!

Autism Initiatives are delighted to have received a donation of £600 from the Lothian Buses Employees’ Charity Fund to support the vital work of its No.6 One Stop Shop, which provides support to young people and adults with high functioning autism and Aspergers in Edinburgh.

Autism Initiatives receives £6,000 to deliver its Late Diagnosis Group Programme to remote areas in Scotland!

The Scottish Government has awarded Autism Initiatives £6,000 to deliver the LDG programme to people who are in hard-to-reach areas due to geographic isolation.

Science Fiction: Double Feature Show!

One of our service users will be holding a comedy night for World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) from 7.30-10.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth Chamber Room, Edinburgh!

Autism: Life in Colour Exhibition 2015!

Following on from our previous successful Autism: Life in Colour exhibition, we will be holding another one at the Gallery on the Corner, previewing on Thursday 2nd April 2015, 6-8pm.

80s Autism Bash!

On Friday 10th April, one of our service users is holding an 80s themed fundraising event in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April.

Johnson Group Cleaners Charity Helps Adults with Autism to Blossom

Autism Initiatives is delighted to have received £400 from the Johnson Group Cleaners Charity to support a project that helps adults with autism and additional learning difficulties develop skills and increase their self-esteem and confidence.

Parent, Linda Archibald, raises incredible £1,050 for our Hermitage Garden service!

On Saturday 7th February, parent, Linda Archibald, held a very successful band night at her local bowling club, raising a staggering £1,050 for our Hermitage Garden service!

Saturday Club for autistic children awarded £5,335 by BBC Children in Need

Autism Initiatives in Denbighshire and Flintshire are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant of £5,335 over one year. This grant will fund a project which provides specialist care and activities for children with autism at weekends and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in North Wales.

Gardening Project at Autism Initiatives Northern Ireland

We are running an innovative gardening project in Newcastle, County Down!

Walking Group Northern Ireland March 2015!

Our next walk is going to take place from Bangor Marina to Helen's Bay!

Autism Initiatives receives vital support from the Hedley Foundation for specialist school in North Wales!

The Hedley Foundation have generously donated £2,500 to help children with autism supported by The Haven specialist school in North Wales develop skills and support both vocational and classroom learning.

Scottish Borders service gallops to success with race night fundraiser!

Our service in the Scottish Borders held a very successful race night fundraiser at the end of last month, raising over £800!

Our very own Social Enterprises have been shortlisted for the 2015 Autism Professional Awards!

Autism Initiatives Social Enterprise team have been shortlisted under the category of ‘Outstanding Adult Services’ for this year’s Autism professional Awards run by the National Autistic Society.

Teen Girl Group - February 2015

Autism Initiatives Northern Ireland continue to develop their successful Teen Girl Health Awareness Programme.

Autism Initiatives NI - ASC / LGBT Consultation Evening

Autism Initiatives NI are working in partnership with The Rainbow Project & NOW

Number 6 service user, Ra, uses his incredible talent to create charity calendar!

Number 6 service user, Ra, has used his incredible talent and eye for art to create a 2015 calendar to generously raise funds for summer activities at the service.

Balanceability - Autism Initiatives NI 2015!

Autism Initiatives NI have continued to develop Northern Ireland’s first ever autism specific ‘Learn to Cycle’ programme.

Last month, AI received support from Community Link Foundation to produce special Winter Wonderland Christmas for service users!

Just before Christmas, Community Link Foundation donated over £600 towards a special winter wonderland area at the Mere Brow Resource Centre to increase social interaction in the build up to Christmas.

AI has a cracking start to the New Year after receiving generous donation from Demys Limited!

Demys Limited kindly donated £500 towards Autism Initiatives’ Number 6 One Stop Shop service.