1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK alone. Though everyone on the spectrum may have different experiences and needs, World Autism Awareness Week is a chance to speak up for the rights of all autistic people, and highlight the social, economic, health and educational obstacles that many autistic people face.
In 2021, the National Autistic Society is putting on a huge virtual event: The Super 7 Challenge! In support of the 700,000 autistic people living in the UK, you are encouraged to take on a 7-themed challenge - from running, walking or cycling, to creating art, music, or food, you can choose anything to help raise funds during World Autism Awareness Week.
Registrations for the Super 7 Challenge open in January: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/raise-money/world-autism-awareness-week.
Find out more information about World Autism Awareness Week and the work that the National Autistic Society do year-round here: https://www.autism.org.uk/.