The 60th anniversary of World Autism Week is taking place between Monday 28th March and Sunday 3rd April 2022.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK. It is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways.
The National Autism Society are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.
“After my recent diagnosis, I am even more determined to help create a society that works for autistic people”
No one should feel judged for being autistic or have to wait several months or even years for a potentially life-changing diagnosis, vital help and support. Autistic children, adults and their families just want to be understood, supported and accepted in their communities, schools and workplaces.
Visit the World Autism Acceptance Week website if you would like to get involved or sign up to receive a fundraising pack.