Credit - John Marshall

Hereford Town Hall will be lit up purple tonight to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

From National Autistic Society:

World Autism Awareness Week is here. Good luck to everyone doing a Super 7 Challenge! It’s not too late to do a Super 7 Challenge, help spread awareness or simply donate. You’ll be helping to create a society that works for autistic people. Thank you for everything you are doing this week.

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for many autistic people and their families. Services have closed and many people have been left stranded. The ever-changing guidelines and restrictions can be confusing to understand and extremely difficult to implement for autistic people with high support needs. 

Thanks to our supporters, we’ve been able to campaign to ensure autistic people’s needs are taken into account by governments across the UK in these challenging times. Autistic people have been included in mask exemptions and have been given more opportunities to exercise. 

We’ve developed online resources for autistic people and increased the number of online social groups we run. There is still so much to do and we desperately need your help to continue this vital work. 

Find out more – World Autism Awareness Week