ASD not a badly-behaved child

Too often we hear ‘what a terrible child’ or ‘they just need some discipline’ or ‘if that were my child, they wouldn’t be allowed to behave like that’. Give me a few minutes of your time and let me educate you if you are one of these people.

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7 Things you need to know about Autism

With the age of the internet many of us ‘google’ something if we are unsure or do not understand, unfortunately some of that information can be misleading or even false. Below we tell you the 7 things we believe you need to know about Autism.

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Autism and Social Gaming Report – #WalkingForAutism

It all started back in January when I decided to write about some of the good experiances that I have had / seen whilst playing the Pokémon GO app, both through general play and whilst doing my job helping young adults out in the community. As I started to make this a reality I had a sudden thought that Niantic (the creaters of the game) might be interested in my experiances and also might be able to help us run a event locally as part of our Autism Awearness Week lineup.

I sent the e-mail in mid January and soon got a reply from someone the Niantic Partnership team that wanted to have a video chat with myself and our Operations Manager where we explained what our Charity does and some of our experiances with the game and how I had now started to write up a report on how the game had helped people that we worked with and also others in the local area.

During the video chat they confirmed that Niantic were going to support us putting on the #WalkingForAutism Event and that they were more then happy to put some in-game bonuses at a location of our choosing with the aim of showing support and doing some fundraising at the event. They have also offered to match donations made during the event (10am – 2pm GMT) which the money raised will be used by our charity for local projects for people living with Autism.

The event which is hapening on Saturday 6th April is called : #WalkingForAutism at Whitlingham Country Park, Norwich, the event will have the following in game bonuses, additional game locations (Pokéstops) along the walkways around the beautiful Whitlingham Great Broad. Trainers will also find that Lures last for hours and may see more Pokémon than usual.

I would like to also thank the amazing people from both the “Pokémon GO! Norwich/East Anglia” Facebook group and the “Pokémon GO! Norwich” Discord for the huge responce and input when I asked for some personal experiences to put into the report. (Sadly I could not use all of them in as the report would have been alot bigger)

The event page can be found here : #WalkingForAutism Event Page

Blog Posted By : Ben Thomas

Images Designed By : Ben Thomas

Thank you for reading our blog post, we look forward to seeing everyone at the event on Saturday.

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Autism: From the beginning

At the beginning of Autism Awareness Week 2019, we think it would be a good idea to look back and see how Autism was first made a diagnosable disorder and where we are now.

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Autism Awareness Week 2019

Check below for everything ASD Helping Hands has planned during the most important week of the year and help us reach our target of £4000.00!

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