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World Autism Awareness Week 2019

Published: 1 April 2019
Autism Awareness

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day taking place on 2nd April every year. This year, World Autism Awareness Week will be taking place from 1st - 7th April 2019.

There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. The aim of World Autism Awareness Week is to share knowledge and develop understanding of the disability and how it affects people in their day-to-day lives.


About Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. All people on the autism spectrum can learn and develop and with the right support, all can be helped to live a fulfilling life.

Learn more

To find out more about autism, you can visit The National Autistic Society's website. The charity have recently launched a campaign called 'Too Much Information', which aims to develop a greater understanding of autism through their informative film and real-life stories from people who have autism.

Get involved

Visit the The National Autistic Society's World Autism Awareness Week webpage for ideas on how you can raise awareness.

Join a group

If you have autism and live in Hampshire, why not join one of Autism Hampshire's Serendipity Social Groups? The groups provide a chance to meet other people who are on the autism spectrum. They are mostly free to attend, provide a safe, friendly environment and offer an opportunity to share interests and meet new people.


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