Monday, 27 February 2012

Will You Help Us Raise Awareness?

The 2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day and we are again asking for your help to raise awareness!

Last year we asked for your photographs and we created your video (ACT NOW are Marching On), which is wonderfully moving. This year, we want to make up a montage of excerpts from your written comments and we would also welcome videoed comments, which we can edit down into soundbites.

We want to include people from all across the UK who are affected by or have autism and we want to (again) create another powerful and real video.

ACT NOW is evolving and in April we will be re-branding but fundamentally we are a campaign group so with this video we hope to encourage those in power to watch and learn -  from you!

Here are a range of topics we would welcome your comments/video's on:

Social Care
Welfare Reform and Employment
Adult Services
Daily life

If you are happy to leave a comment then please do either here on the blog or on one of our Facebook pages or groups. Alternatively, if you want to do a short video, then please email Teresa at for more information about where to upload it to.

We can't wait to hear from you - lets raise awareness together!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a 10 year old son who was diagnosed with Asperger's at aged 8, he attends mainstream school and struggles socially as he finds it hard to interact with other people.
The school could better manage his education if he could have a support worker in the class however cuts to the education department prevent this.
I also think all school teachers should be educated on all levels of special needs inckuding Asperger's and Autism so they can better understand the needs of their pupils.

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