Today has been designated World Autism Awareness Day by the UN. From an email I received from the National Autism Society about this:
“Stand up for Autism is the theme chosen for World Autism Awareness Day in the UK for this year. The theme is intended to unite people in their support of the cause and their pledge to make a stand.”
A few months ago a member of my family was diagnosed with Autism. It wasn’t a total surprise but it still came as a bit of a shock to hear the words. The advice I have received from the National Autism Society has been very helpful. I’ve also received some wonderful support from other family members and freinds and I am deeply grateful for that support.
People are learning more about Autistic Spectrum Disorders but more still needs to be done to raise awareness and get people the long term support they need.
Please help to raise awareness today if not any other day.