The National Autistic Society’s AutismHour officially launches today!

 

logoAs part of The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour and with the support of shopping centre owner intu, in the week of 2 October shops and services all over the UK will be taking simple steps for 60 minutes that lead to a more autism-friendly world. Participating shops and businesses will be turning down music and other noise, dimming the  lights and sharing information about autism with their employees. 

What to do during The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour:

  1. Plan your local visits using your interactive map.
  2. Attend a National Autistic Society Autism Hour.
  3. Check in and share. We need everyone to know about The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour and why it’s important to you. It’s also a nice way to thank the businesses for participating.

So, when you visit a National Autistic Society #AutismHour, check in on Facebook or Twitter and tell everyone you’re attending The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour. Don’t forget to use the #AutismHour #AutismTMI hashtags.

http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi/autism-hour.aspx

Thanks to Steevie for this!

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ALS student features in the Daily Echo!

We have posted about amazing ALS student Toby and his ‘Bravery Organisation’ before. Toby has recently featured in the Daily Echo where he talked about his experience with tetraplegia and his hope to create a team of role models through his organisation to inspire young people to help change lives.

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Read the article here.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/toby

 

Wheelchair man: Turning myself into a superhero

“I want to celebrate the powers and abilities that wheelchair users have”   wheelchair man    wheelchair man#2

Mohammad Sayed was abandoned by his family in Afghanistan after his house was bombed and he was left paralysed. Now he has become a US citizen, and designed a comic book superhero – Wheelchair Man – based on his own life story.

An inspiring BBC interview:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39044623wheelchair man comic book