Autism Acceptance Month
Throughout April, we’ll be celebrating Autism Acceptance Month with the help of our wonderful services and people we support.
This coincides with ‘World Autism Acceptance Week’, which runs from 29th March to 4th April. The National Autistic Society explains the change from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’: “We’ve come a long way in the past 60 years and today almost everyone has heard of autism. But far too few people understand what it’s actually like to be autistic- both the strengths you can have and how hard life can be at times.”
Autism is a condition that falls under the umbrella of ‘neurodiversity’, which also includes ADHD and dyspraxia amongst many others. People who are neurodiverse interact and perceive the world in a different way to people who are ‘neurotypical’, or someone without a neurodiverse condition.
Throughout April, you can expect co-produced articles from staff and people we support, along with some fantastic social media takeovers from our Creative Support community across the country, sharing a day in their lives. Follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for these as you don’t want to miss them!
If you would like to be involved in Autism Acceptance Month in any way, please email the Communications Team via firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.