World Autism Awareness Day

Get involved this World Autism Awareness Day

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.


What is World Autism Week 2020?

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.




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