July's charity exhibition is for The National Autistic Society
A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION BY KARINA GOODMAN STUDIO 61 AND DERBYSHIRE ARTISTS...with 25% going to charity and many originals at a special price to support this..
"your support is great appreciated... Thank you" Karina
This months artists are John Connolly, Patricia Lane, Mary Smith, Abi Burlingham, Kate Beinder, Anne Alldread, Mel Anderson and Karina Goodman
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.
They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.
Started in 1962 by a small group of friends who were frustrated at the lack of understanding and help available for themselves and their children.
Then, the term 'autism' was virtually unknown among the general population. Incredible as it now seems, autistic children were labelled 'psychotic' and 'sub-normal'. 'Cold', ' intellectual' parenting was blamed for the condition and the term 'refrigerator mother' was born, blighting families everywhere.
Getting a diagnosis was only the first of many hurdles parents faced, and those with children deemed 'uneducable' were confronted with the horror of the institution.
During the first year, the seeds of practically all their activities were planted and their first Parliamentary question was asked.
More than one in 100 people are autistic – that's around 700,000 people in the UK today.
The National Autistic Society's aim is to spread the understanding of autism and autism practice that they have developed over 50 years. The National Autistic Society give the very best information and advice possible to autistic people, their families and others so that more people can make informed decisions about their lives. The National Autistic Society pass on their knowledge to professionals working in education, health, social care and beyond. The National Autistic Society push wider society to understand autism better so that fewer people feel unable to engage with their communities.
You can help by donating, campaigning or volunteering with them. Or you can buy a piece of artwork during July and 25% of all sales go to The National Autistic Society.
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