This month on my website I’m delighted to be supporting the work of the National Autistic Society (NAS). As an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism I know how important the work of the NAS is.
This condition 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.
The NAS is the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. Their trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. This week the society marks World Autism Awareness Week when thousands of people highlight the work of autism charities as well as raise cash to ensure their vital work continues.
If you’d like to find out more visit www.autism.org.uk or go to the Charity of the Month feature on my website.
And remember, some of the most talented people in the world are thought to have been on the autism spectrum from Einstein to Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Mozart. “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine,” so said Alan Turing, creator of the first computer used to break codes during WW II.