When you’re autistic, life can feel overwhelming.
When things go wrong for autistic people, it tends to be because other people’s understanding is lacking. Whether it’s a child having a meltdown in a shopping centre, an adult struggling to find a job or a parent trying to make their local school more autism-friendly, better public understanding can make all the difference.
It’s often public spaces that autistic people find hardest. They can be overwhelming – crowded, unpredictable, loud and bright. And when people feel overloaded by too much information, they often encounter a public that simply doesn’t understand them and their autism.
We need to challenge the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that make autistic people feel so isolated and make society feel so unwelcoming. Even a small amount of autism understanding can transform people’s experiences.
Click on the link button to find out more about our TMI Campaign:
This year World Autism Awareness Week is March 26th until April 2nd 2018. If you would like to raise awareness about autism then take a look at this link..
A number of our branch members are raising awareness in their schools by providing leaflets and information about autism. If you would like to raise awareness at your school, scout group, activity group, local community event then let us know and we can support you.