AuKids Magazine | Parenting and Autism Magazine
An award-winning positive parenting magazine containing lively advice and information for parents and carers of children with autism.
AuKids is run as a not for profit social enterprise and is available in print or download format through an annual subscription. Sign up online for £16 a year print version or £12 a year download only.
Who to contact
Where to go
- AuKids magazine, Cheadle SK8 9BE
- Geographic Area Covered
- Cost Description
£16 per year. Starter Special issue also available to order online at £5 each
- Age Ranges
- Magazine covering parenting
To provide practical, upbeat, impartial information and advice for families of youngsters with autism.
- Contact Name
- Debby Elley
- Contact Telephone
- 07790 856 580
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
- Needs Level
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- SEN Provision Type
- Universal service (No referral required)
- You Said We Did
In March 2016 a full questionnaire was sent out to our readers and we had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the magazine. Readers particularly like the humour and the fact that our co-editors are both a parent and a professional and 'tell it how it is'. They told us that they wanted even more personal stories and enjoyed our reviews, so we increased the number.
General Local Offer Response
- What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?
We aim to:
Educate people in autism without using flowery language or jargon
Reduce parent isolation - AuKids is like an exclusive club!
Help parents to champion their children and feel positive about autism
- What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?
Help parents to cope better, reducing stress and anxiety for both parents and their children (one has a knock-on effect for the other).
- How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?
Just sign up on our website and chat to our readers via our Facebook page.
- How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?
Anyone can apply.
- How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?
We communicate through social media, the magazine itself and occasional emails.
- What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?
Co-editor Tori Houghton is a specialist speech and language therapist. Debby Elley has ten years of experience as a parent of twins on the autism spectrum. Our range of experts vary - some of them are specialists in a particular area of autism, others are adults with autism who share their own experiences. Our autism advocate Tim Tuff is an adult with autism.
- What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?
AuKids currently provides autism training for a number of retail outlets and business organisations and will continue to do so. Our autism advocate Tim Tuff provides talks to support groups around the country, raising funds for AuKids.
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