Autism All Stars Foundation Uk
Registered Charity Number: 1152681
Autism All Stars is a positive, forward-thinking UK charity based on the Surrey/Sussex borders and our Registered Charity Number is 1152681. Our intention is to raise awareness of the different manifestations of autism and to offer support and encouragement to all those affected by it. We know exactly how hard it is to raise children with autism, and itís not something we take lightly at all.
We know about the isolation, the destruction, the physical attacks, the disapproval, the rejection, the emotional roller-coasters, the tears, the guilt and the despair, and that is precisely why All Stars is run the way it is. We aim to give people something bright, colourful and uplifting to enjoy, not more doom and gloom Ė presumably they get enough of that already. We offer them somewhere their children are welcome no matter how they behave; somewhere people genuinely understand and accept them; somewhere they can smile and feel just a little less alone.
We organise events that are truly inclusive, where everyone is allowed to shine without judgement, and through these events, we raise funds to help those same people when the darkness closes in.
People on the autism spectrum arenít all like Dustin Hoffmanís character in Rain Man, many are more like Tom Cruiseís (who most people donít even realise is also on the spectrum) so often thereís nothing to see except some eccentric behaviour, meaning it can be hard to understand or detect without the right information and experience.
There is still much ignorance of autism and prejudice towards autistic people, but Autism All Stars is not about blame, itís about enlightening people: shining a light into the darkness surrounding the condition, dissolving the barriers and encouraging people to accept it in all its forms. Dealing with autism and its effects can be dark, lonely and overwhelming, we know that, and the way we raise our funds reflects this. We encourage people to look within themselves and recognise that the things they love and enjoy can be used to raise money. Everyone has a passion or a talent, although many people have yet to recognise this or to realise how powerful a tool it can be. When it comes to autistic people, that passion may not be something thatís conventionally thought of as a skill, but we believe in thinking WAY outside the box when it comes to uncovering peopleís hidden abilities, and this is why: Imagine every experience as a small seed that continues to grow as you go through life. If you know someone with autism, or have autism yourself, youíll already know just how quick the world is to criticise people for their differences and ridicule their quirks, but at All Stars we choose to celebrate these instead.
Autism All Stars Foundation Uk
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