World Autism Awareness Week

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.




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



Talking about the A word

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…


What is World Autism Awareness Week?

Across this week (26 March – 2 April) schools, workplaces and individuals will be taking part in raising awareness for autistic people and their friends…