Every year, in the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April), members of the public participate in the World Autism Week. This is a full seven days where schools, workplaces, charities and individuals all over the UK take part in activities to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.
Over recent years more and more awareness of Autism has been raised, but there is still so much more to be done to help people aware of autism, its complexities and its inspiring quirks.
How to get involved?
There are many ways to get involved. Click here to find out more.
What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects a person’s communication skills, social skills and how they experience the world around them.
An Autistic person sees, hears and feels the world differently to other people. All autistic people share certain difficulties but being autistic will affect them differently; it’s a complex spectrum.
If a person on the autism spectrum is given the right kind of support, it can be really beneficial for their personal, mental and physical development. Read more here.
We would love to see what you get up to for World Autism Week. Please share on our Twitter page @RhinoSensoryUK.