World Autism Awareness Week 2017

by Gemma Harbias

31 March 2017

AutismĀ is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. There is no known cure for Autism which is why it is important to raise awareness to everyone about what the symptoms are and to help those with Autism feel more comfortable.

World Autism awareness week is a great opportunity for you to talk, share and fundraise about what Autism is.

So this year I have broken down some points;

All about Autism

  • Autism is a mental condition that usually occurs in early childhood.
  • It is a lifelong disability
  • The difficulties are – communication, forming relationships and using language and abstract concepts.
  • Autism is not a illness or disease
  • There is no cure
  • Around 700,000 people live with Autism in the UK
  • Autistic people see the world as overwhelming
  • They do not always ‘look’ disabled
  • It is hard for them to understand others, take part in social life, work, education etc
  • Most autistic people suffer from Social Communication and Social Interaction
  • It can help if they have a repetitive routine
  • Many autistic people have a highly-focused interest, such as art, trains, computers and music
  • There senses such as hearing can be very sensitive

You can find lots more information on the internet about autism, diagnosis, causes, type of autism etc.

By raising funds you can support the care and advice needed for those with Autism and their families. Ways in which you can help on World Autism Awareness Week is by fundraising, volunteering, donating and spreading the awareness through campaigns.


On Givey we have many fundraisers and charities supporting Autism, click on the links below for more information about the charity and their fundraisers or you can donate;


With the right support, autistic people can live a fulfilling life.

Good Luck and lets help others understand all about Autism!

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