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Helping prevent stress and anxiety for your pets on firework night – by Tess Eagle Swan 

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​Fireworks night is approaching fast

It can be very stressful for animals and some people too.

We can start to prepare our pets for firework night.

Dorwest herbs for people who prefer natural methods have 25% off their calming formulas at the moment. They are a well established company with excellent products. Prepare for calm! (dorwest.com)

For more practical advice the Dogs Trust have this information here: Helping your dog cope with fireworks | Dogs Trust

Make the effort to put things into place for your pet. Considering their needs, mental and physical. They are also emotional beings. They can experience extreme anxiety, stress and fear. So it is our job to take this seriously and protect them the best we can.  It is part of the responsibility of having a pet. Looking after them and all their needs creates a deeper bond and connection.

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Emily Brooke – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Emily is 25 and has always loved music, she learnt to play the flute at age 7 and then went onto learn the saxophone and play in a jazz band. Emily studied performing arts at school and in further education.

Emily loves animals and has looked after guinea pigs over the last 3 years. She is currently looking into adopting an elderly cat called Mimi. Emily loves musical theatre and has recently found her love for dancing again, taking up street and tap dancing.

Emily sang a song from High School Musical the series

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Zoey Stoltz – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Zoey is 11 years old and has recently started secondary school at a mainstream school. Zoey lives with her little brother Noah, 2 rabbits and her cat. Zoey’s main hobbies are singing and dancing, she loves musical theatre.

Zoey dances for 5 hours on Saturdays at one of the most inclusive dance schools ‘Dance Shack’ she absolutely loves it!

She trains with the British Theatre Academy and has recently played the role of Duffy in Annie Jnr and Arista in The Little Mermaid Jnr. Zoey loves football, drawing, playing the piano and loves a music session with her dad and brother. Zoey sang ‘Dead Mum’ from Beetlejuice.

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Toby Richardson – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Toby is 25 and is diagnosed autistic and has ADHD. He lives and breathes everything musical. He is an amazing person who loves creating stuff, dancing, singing, making his own music, and playing musical instruments.

He loves going to concerts, playing at open mic nights, and helping to run a band workshop. Toby is quite famous where he lives for his music and plays wherever he goes. Toby is quite comfortable on roller skates, barefoot up a tree or in his den.

Toby also has a degree in computer games tech and loves gaming, comic con and Warhammer.

He sang ‘Delilah ‘ and received a standing ovation.

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Stencil Pencils – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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The ‘Stencil Pencils’ are three uniquely creative sister and brothers, Indiana Harris-Herbert who is 7, Kale who is 11 and Johnson who is 13.

They write, dance, and perform all their own songs. The band came together because of a school homework project set by Kale and Indiana’s teachers during the first Covid pandemic lockdown to stop them from being bored and so they could entertain the family.

They hope to inspire other children of what can be achieved even with a disability and a little belief.

The Stencil Pencils sang ‘Milton Keynes City’ a song they wrote which received a standing ovation.

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Sarah Knowles – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Sarah was only diagnosed 3 years ago at aged 48. Being diagnosed Autistic has meant Sarah has finally been able to understand herself and others around her.
More importantly it has enabled Sarah to be herself and not feel like she had to constantly mimic people to blend and fit in.

Sarah is a singer songwriter guitarist who has been playing since she was 10 years old. Sarah has taken up new hobbies since being furloughed such as open water swimming and digital drawing on her laptop.

Sarah likes to dabble with other instruments and gadgets, she plays by ear and her songs are thought provoking and sometimes funny with singalong catchy choruses.

Sarah sang her own creation playing the acoustic guitar.

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Angus Baskerville – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Angus is a professional magician based in Warwickshire. Angus first appeared on Autism’s Got Talent back in 2014 and has supported all our different events ever since.

Angus studied at the famous Davenports in London, he gained membership of the local Leamington and Warwick Magic Society in 2015 and was accepted as a member of the prestigious MAGIC CIRCLE in 2020.

One thing for sure magic will brighten any special occasion and Angus made that happen on the night. Such a talented magician.

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Connor Yates – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Connor is 22 years old and lives with his mum and dad in Wigan. Connor attends The Music Project college where he enjoys singing and drumming.

Connor was diagnosed with Autism when he was seven and through good support and passion from family, friends, and his previous school he developed his love of music and singing especially Tom Petty, Elvis, and Frank Sinatra.

Connor in his spare time enjoys swimming, going to the cinema, go karting and going on holidays. Connor sang one of his grandad’s favourite songs ‘My Way ‘

Click here – to apply for Autism’s Got Talent 2023

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Brogan West – Autism’s Got Talent 2022

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Brogan was diagnosed with Autism and Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder at age 4. He showed an incredible musical ability at a young age achieving grade 8 in piano, singing and the oboe whilst still at school.

Brogans dance training was at Arts Ed and Rox School of Dance where he studied ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance. He recently recorded the tap-dancing feet for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing advert.

Brogan graduated from the 4-year honours BMus Performance degree at the University of Chichester with a first-class degree and is now working as a musical director for Phoenix and other theatre companies.

After Brogan’s performance he received a standing ovation.

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Atypical with attitude – Autism’s Got Talent 2022 

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Atypical with Attitude are ambassadors of the SEND and neurodiverse community. They are aged between 15 and 26 years old. AWA train twice a week in their rehearsal studio at West London Performing Arts Academy.

They have been working on and participating in different industry events this year, summer festivals and landed a few paid jobs at conferences.

AWA trailblaze in their work to improve integration, opportunities, and access for all, defying stereotypes and changing perceptions.

AWA received a standing ovation!

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