The last twelve months has been tough for everyone – but it has been especially challenging for the many people who are autistic.
Routines and enjoyable activities have had to be changed and services that provided valuable mental and physical stimulation have closed and this has presented very serious and real problems for those with autism.
Guidelines and restrictions throughout the pandemic have been confusing, hard to understand and very difficult to implement for autistic people with high support needs.
1 in 100 people are on the autistic spectrum. And there are 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK alone. The effects of autism and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.
World Autism Week aims to improve people’s awareness of autism and make the world a friendlier place to those affected by it. Speaking up for the rights of all autistic people and highlight the social, economic, health and educational obstacles they face.
The campaign runs from 29th March through to the 4th April and has lots of ideas to help you raise money in a safe and enjoyable way, including the Super 7 Challenge.
The Super 7 challenge is in support for the 700,000 autistic people in the UK. Once you have signed up to take part you are encouraged to take on a 7 themed challenge whether that be walking, running, cooking, making music or doing arts and crafts. You can choose anything to help raise funds during World Autism Awareness Week.
There are plenty of other ways to get involved and raise money too. From hosting quiz nights to sponsored haircuts – family themed fun to putting your gaming skills to good use – there’s something to suit everyone.
For more information and great fundraising ideas head over to https://www.autism.org.uk/ and do your bit to help spread awareness and raise funds for World Autism Awareness Week