World Autism Acceptance Week was March 28th-3rd April 2022.
Autistic young people want to be more accepted by society, which is why this year we are focusing on autism acceptance.
One young person said: “Autism isn’t a disease that people should be made aware about. It’s a difference that society should accommodate.”
Stand with autistic children and young people this year as they call for greater acceptance.
World Autism Acceptance Week is a campaign to help society understand what it’s actually like to be autistic – both the strengths you can have and how hard life can be at times. Although many autistic people and families can have different support needs depending on where they lie on the spectrum, they still share many of the same challenges which include getting support from mental health, education, and social care services, and being misunderstood by people surrounding them.
Autistic children, adults, and their families just want to be understood, supported, and accepted in their communities, schools, and workplaces.? No-one should feel judged for being autistic or have to wait months or even years for a potentially life changing diagnosis, vital help, and support. Therefore, it’s important to create awareness, extinguish myths and improve support to make society work for autistic people.