Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), World Autism Awareness Week aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism in the UK – both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it.
Suffolk are in the early stages of setting up an Autism Working Group(s) to look at the best ways adults with Autism living in Suffolk can be supported.
The Partnership supports the NAS and the spreading of awareness far and wide through their campaigns like Too Much Information. You can find out more here: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi.aspx
On Wednesday 28th March, Channel 4 will be hosting ‘Are you Autistic?’ In the programme, Anna Richardson and campaigners Georgia Harper and Sam Ahern, who both have autism, will set out to uncover the true face of autism in the UK today. Working closely with charities, experts, and people with autism from across the spectrum, the show will challenge what we think we know about autism. You can find out more here: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/programme-information/are-you-autistic
Thanks to Steve Hardy & Harriet Cannon for the useful resources below.