Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (March 27 – April 2).
According to the partnership, at least 1 in 100 people in the UK are autistic, with an estimated 7,500 autistic people in Lincolnshire. Nationally, however, only 16 per cent of autistic people and their families think the public understand autism in a meaningful way.
Sharon Jeffreys, chairman of the Lincolnshire Autism Partnership Board says: “For autistic people everyday life, such as meeting people and going to places, can be extremely stressful.
“We want more people to understand autism better, so that they are able to accept and empathise with autistic people and their families.”
To find out more, follow #WAAW on Twitter. For information about local services and advice, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lapb. To find out how you can get involved with Autism Awareness Week, visit www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week.aspx.