This month, join us as we see the world differently for National Autism Awareness Month.
April is all about Autism Awareness and shining a light on this condition. With 1.1% of the population affected by Autism, it’s time we all started to see the world a little differently.
What is Autism?
Autism is a spectrum condition and can affect anyone, regardless of race, class or intellect. Imagine walking along the same road, the same bricks, but seeing a completely different view.
In the UK alone, 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum and in simple words, they see, hear and feel the world in a different way.
Autism affects social communication, social interaction and social imagination. This often makes everyday situations more of a challenge and while autistic people share similar difficulties, autism will affect each person differently.
Autism is a condition not an illness, it can’t be cured and therefore our understanding is key to impact and improve the lives of those affected.
How can you help?
- Raise awareness by talking more about autism and help others to learn and understand.
- Charities like The National Autistic Society rely on donations to allow them to provide support and advice.
- Make a real difference to those living with autism in your local area and volunteer your time.
- From a run to a sky dive, have fun and challenge yourself as you raise funds for a worthy cause.
- Be understanding. It costs nothing to listen and can make all the difference to an autistic person.
I want to learn more about Autism.
If you have links to an autistic person, developing the knowledge to understand and make a positive influence in their lives is essential. If you want to learn more about Autism, discover Stonebridge’s Autism Awareness courses and begin the journey to a greater understanding of Autism.