Autism Awareness Day

Calling for autism acceptance

Awareness is an essential part of ensuring autistic people get the support they need, but acceptance can hold greater importance, allowing people to feel like they belong in their communities.



Spotlight: Autism is not a mental illness

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