World Autism Acceptance Week 2nd-8th April

World Autism Acceptance Week poster

Autistic people face discrimination and barriers across all sectors of society – in the health and social care systems, in education, in employment, and everywhere in between. It is crucial that autistic people, and their families and carers, can access tailored information, guidance and support to overcome those barriers, along with opportunities to explore their interests, develop skills and build friendships for fulfilled lives.

We're supporting Autism Acceptance Week because,
- Only 26% of autistic pupils feel happy at school.
- Only 29% of autistic people are in any kind of employment.
- 70% of autistic people experience mental health problems.
- There are over 150,000 people on the waiting list for an autism assessment in the UK.

Find more information and how to get involved on the National Autistic Society website