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World Autism Awareness Week

Posted on 04/04/2019

April 1st marks the beginning of autism awareness week, a yearly campaign set up by the National Autistic Society. Created to raise awareness of autism, the notion relies on the public’s support to raise vital funds that contribute towards influencing government decision making, training and sharing knowledge with professionals who work with autistic people. As a charity that supplies communication aids to many people with autism, we know the power that funding, and the correct equipment has over a person’s life and want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved with this fantastic cause.

Symptoms of Autism

Autism covers a whole spectrum of disorders which affect individuals in different ways, but it is most commonly categorised as a developmental disorder that can cause difficulties with social interaction and communication. Severe autism can cause some people to be totally mute, whereas other forms can make speech jumbled and difficult to understand, which is why many individuals require a communication aid to help them progress in life.

The National Autistic Society

This organisation are the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services and their trained staff and volunteers bring expertise to the lives of over 100,000 autistic people every year. They support people with autism in schools, in the community, at home and at work to help them lead more independent and fulfilling lives, whether on a full-time live-in basis or as a part-time carer.

How to Get Involved

Both individuals and organisations can help to raise funds during World Autism Week by signing up for a fundraising pack full of ideas and resources. You can raise money by any means you like from a cake sale, to a sponsored silence! Alternatively, you can find your local spectrum night walk, or take on the virtual challenge and cover 7k either on foot, by bike or at the gym!

For more information about Autism or to inquire about communication aids, get in touch with our team on 01691 624 222 today.