For autistic people, Christmas can be an extremely stressful time of year. The lights, sounds, and social interactions can overload an autistic person’s senses, causing anxiety and stress.
This year, we want to raise awareness of the difficulties that autistic people face at Christmas, by creating a call-to-arms for people and businesses around the country to be more aware and help provide safe spaces for them.
The #alliscalm campaign asks businesses and individuals to hold autism-friendly coffee mornings to raise funds for AsIAm, while also encouraging people to slow down amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and have their own moment of calm.
We hope this will raise awareness of a very real but largely unknown issue – and help make Christmas more inclusive for people on the autistic spectrum.
To raise additional funds, we’ve recruited a selection of Irish artists to create a custom Christmas bauble inspired by the #alliscalm logo, which we will auction to the public in the coming weeks.
But we can’t do this alone.
If you’d like to hold your own #alliscalm coffee morning, just visit our Coffee Morning Registration Page
If you’d like to donate to AsIAm, visit our Donation Page
For more information on the campaign. Click on the links below!