Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has vowed to create a public autism awareness raising campaign later this year.
Autism Awareness Day
Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health
Today (2 April) is World Autism Awareness Day. As autistic people and their families share their experiences, the day highlights the need for better education and understanding of autism