World Autism Awareness Day offers us all the opportunity to reflect on what we can do to improve the outcomes for autistic people, not just locally but across the country. To reflect our ambition to widen the scope of the good work that we do Autism Together adopted our new name in October 2015. As an organisation we wanted to communicate the message that whether you were an autistic person, a parent, a professional or a member of the public, who needed support to understand autism, then, together, we would be there.
We have a lot of events planned this year to mark World Autism Awareness Day, we have our Narrow boat Challenge, where a team of staff and service users are walking 100 miles to raise awareness of and much needed funds for Autism Together, and many, many people are joining in by undertaking challenges such as Shark Dives and an abseil. Details of all our challenges can be found on this website.
We have so many exciting projects coming up in 2016 and we are reaching out to many more individuals and organisations. World Autism Awareness Day is a great way for us to step back, celebrate our current work, look forward to our new projects and above all raise awareness of autism. Please join us and help us to reach out to as many people as possible.
Chief Executive – Autism Together