ARGH are pleased to announce that we are holding our annual Autistic Pride Day event. On Saturday, 15 June from 11-2pm we will be having a picnic at Bellfield Park in Inverness, IV2 4SY.

Please bring your own picnic, and any blankets or chairs you would like to use. 

As well as the picnic with space to hang out with other autistic people, we will have an information table, a quiz, and face and hand painting.

Face and hand painting will be from 12-2pm and is free of charge. Our thanks to the kind donation of their time to Starry Eyed Body Art and Face Painting (

We hope to welcome as many autistic people, friends families and supporters as possible to Bellfield Park to celebrate with us: all are welcome!

What is Autistic Pride about?

Autistic pride started in 2005. It is an autistic community event that originated from, and is still led by autistic people—ourselves.

It is a day of celebration and positivity marked by autistic people and families all over the world. There is no central organisation in control unlike some awareness days. The day is owned by Autistic Community. It is our day. Everyone has the right to be proud of who they are but often Autistic people are denied this right from an early age. Autistic Pride is an antidote to this. Autistic Pride is a reminder to everyone that all Autistic people are valuable and have the right to live a life that gives them joy. This is not about rejecting support. This is about wanting to be our true selves and to be supported to be successful Autistic people rather than to be viewed as broken non-autistic people. It is about recognising that all Autistic people have potential, that we are all part of a neurodiverse world, and that is a good thing to be celebrated.

By Kabie