The “My Life” campaign will run throughout the year but during WAAW (27 March - 2 April) we’ll seek to understand what life is like for the children, young people and adults in our region impacted by autism, by hearing from the people themselves.
A lifelong neurological condition thought to affect at least one in every 100 people, autism is still something many know nothing much about. So for WAAW we will be exploring the following topics: home life, school, college, travel, day-to-day tasks, leisure, health and work.
Told through the voices of experts, carers, families and people with autism themselves the campaign will both inform and inspire. We want autism to be talked about, to be understood and to be embraced in our communities.
To do this with integrity, we’ve chosen to include true accounts from parents and children affected by autism. Terminology, feelings and phrasing is chosen by the people who live with autism every day. It’s their voice.