Getting involved in World Autism Awareness Week (27 March–2 April 2017) will change lives. This is your chance to raise money and awareness so that as many people as possible learn about autism.
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.
Find out about diagnosing autism (including Asperger syndrome), and the impact on people and their families, and find advice and support on all aspects of life with autism.
In your community
For World Autism Awareness Week 2017, we are asking you to raise money and awareness so that as many people as possible learn about the challenges, features and reality of autism.
Better understanding will mean autistic people are better able to lead the lives they choose. There are loads of ways you can get involved. Whether it’s a walk or cycle, a cake sale, a quiz or other challenge, every effort will help to make a better world for autistic people.
You can quiz, bake, walk, collect… until everyone understands.
Sesame Street is doing its part by introducing a new character – a muppet with autism.
The character already exists in print and digital storybooks as part of an initiative called Sesame Street And Autism: See Amazing In All Children.