February 15, 2019

AuKids Magazine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The multi award-winning magazine we’ve designed and illustrated since 2008 has reached its 10th anniversary. AuKids Magazine gives helpful and friendly advice to parents and carers of children with autism, and is run by editors Debby Elley (a mum of twins with autism) and Tori Houghton (a speech and language therapist).

The AuKids team (left to right): Jo Perry (designer, illustrator & co-director of Periscope Studios, Debby Elley (co-editor), Tim Tuff (researcher & ditributer), Tori Houghton (co-editor), Dave Laslett (Photographer).

The story was recently featured on That’s TV Manchester. In the TV report, Debby explains how she wanted to provide parents with practical advice about autism in a way that was engaging, so that they’d enjoy reading it. She says it was important that the magazine read well, but that it also looked good – they wanted it to be visually stunning which is where we were able to help.

AuKids Awards:
Prolific North Award – Specialist Magazine of the Year 2015.
FSB Award – Social Enterprise of the Year, Manchester & East Cheshire 2016.
Vernon Building Society Jubilee Award 2017.
Vernon Building Society Community Award 2018 .