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.
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The UK Government has released their National Disability Strategy with ambitions on how to upgrade employment support and opportunities, housing and transport access for the 14.1 million disabled people currently living in the UK.
Thirteen charities working to support autistic people, disabled people and people with a learning disability are set to benefit from additional government funding to combat the challenges faced by the pandemic.
This World Autism Awareness Week (29 March – 4 April 2021), we speak to one parent about the importance of routine for her autistic children.
A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has looked into do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) for people throughout the ongoing pandemic, with worrying results aired by members of the disabled community.
The Department of Health and Social Care today (13 January) published its response to the Mental Health Act White Paper.
Over 11,000 people have signed an open letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, calling on him to use his upcoming Spending Review to protect autistic people.
Today (2 April) is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness about what autism is, the challenges autistic people might face and to celebrate the achievements of autistic people.
The creative arts have always been a haven for inclusivity and celebrating diversity – and autism has played an increasingly high-profile role in TV dramas in the UK and across the pond. But can our television sets ever accurately depict life as an autistic person?
Today (30 March) is the start of World Autism Week, where autistic people and charities come together to raise awareness of autism and how we can all work together to support the autistic community.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
MPs and peers have today (1 November) reported that the human rights of many young people in England with learning disabilities and autism are being breached at mental health hospitals.
Autism Hour had returned ( 5 – 12 October) in a bid to improve the shopping experiences of autistic customers. But, why should more high street brands get involved, and how can businesses make their stores more accessible all year round?
As the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour event continues (5 – 12 October), Christine McGuinness spoke with editor, Lorne about raising autistic children and the importance of awareness.
The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour has returned for its second year. Last year saw over 5,000 retailer taking part in the world’s first mass…