World Autism Acceptance Week: Everything you need to know

World Autism Acceptance Week takes place from 2-8 April, which is a societal event that works to create a welcoming society in which those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can thrive.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or autism, refers to a lifelong developmental disability that is caused by differences in the brain and can affect the way that people communicate and interact with the world.

The National Autistic Society reports that over one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, and that there are around 700,000 adults and children living with ASD in the UK.

Why is the acceptance of autism vital?

Data from the National Autistic Society have shown that:

  • Only 26 per cent of autistic children feel happy at school
  • Only 29 per cent of autist people are employed
  • 70 per cent of autistic people experience mental health problems
  • Over 150,000 people are on the waiting list for autistic assessment in the UK

Those with autism face barriers and bias across all areas of society including within the healthcare system, employment and education.

Therefore, it’s crucial for those with autism, and their loved ones and carers, to access information and guidance that help to overcome these obstacles.

This will allow them to develop as individuals, and live life to the highest quality.

Following Neurodiversity Celebration Week, which took place from the 18-24 March, it’s important to remember to celebrate all forms of neurodiversity across the globe.

This aids support and includes all members of the neurodivergent community which may include your loved ones or people around you.

How can Synergy Complex Care help?

We understand that no two people are the same and that each individual with ASD can face unique challenges so it is important to help as much as we can.

Getting a better understanding of these issues is the first step to providing the right support as this will help those with ASD to maximise their independence.

Our approach is underpinned by this person-centred approach, with our Healthcare Support Workers undergoing specialist training to ensure they can effectively support those with autism and learning difficulties.

For more information about how Synergy Complex Care can help, please contact us today or call 0117 403 7878.

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