This Autism Awareness Week 29 March – 4 April, we want to try to help bring awareness to autism by letting you know what it’s about, and how you can support the National Autism Society and other autism foundations.
What is Autism?
Autism is a condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate, and can cause them to see the world differently. The likelihood of someone having autism is 1 in 100 people, and there are currently up to 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Watch this video to find out more:
What difficulties do people with Autism face?
Autism is classified as a spectrum condition, meaning it can affect people in different ways. Here are some common challenges that an autistic person may encounter:
• Social communication & Social interaction challenges
• Repetitive & Restrictive behaviour
• Over- or under-sensitivity to light
• Highly focused interests or hobbies
• Extreme anxiety
• Meltdowns & Shutdowns
How can you help?
Creating awareness, acceptance, educating yourself and others is a large part of Autism Awareness Week.
You can click the button to the right to view our Autism awareness booklet to find out more and share.
Join us at the Spectrum Night Walks 2022.
Deadline 19 March Sign up.
There will be a walk hosted by the National Autism Society at 8pm in London and Manchester. You may choose between a 5K, 10K, or if you’re keen, a 15K walk to raise money for Autism! Of course you can do it as a team or happily do it on your own, but either way, you will be surrounded by people who are trying to help support autism together.
Walk with us in London or Manchester to challenge yourself and raise vital funds. You choose from 5k, 10k or 15k and do it on your own or as part of a team. You’ll be joining like-minded people who want to help create a society that works for autistic people.