Parenting magazine scoops media award


AuKids magazine, a small but popular quarterly publication for parents of children with autism, is celebrating after it won Social Enterprise of the Year 2016 for Manchester and North Cheshire, and the Specialist Magazine of the Year Award in the Prolific North Awards 2015.

The Prolific North Awards are the largest media and creative gathering outside London and recognise companies with creative talent throughout the North West. Agencies, individuals and organisations from across the region were represented, with stars from Hollyoaks among the line-up of successful shortlisters.

Aukids magazine picked up the newly created Specialist Magazine award. Judges hailed its “innovative, colourful style – and its sense of humour”.

The magazine was launched in Stockport in 2008 and has a national network of subscribers. The not for profit social enterprise aims to give practical and inspiring advice presented in an upbeat, colourful way.

It is run by Stockport mum and journalist Debby Elley, who has 12 year old twins with autism, and speech and language therapist Tori Houghton, who also runs a support agency for autistic youngsters based in Old Trafford.

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