The National Autistic Society
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- Direct support for children and adults with autism
- Outreach services delivered locally in the community
- Information, advice and advocacy
- Raise standards and awareness amongst professionals
About Autism: A Statement From The Charity
A local charity with a national presence, we take pride in the range of services we provide for children and adults of all abilities on the autistic spectrum throughout their lifetime.
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people with and affected by autism. No one else covers such a large area, possesses our extensive expertise or has the potential to change so many lives. Our sole ambition is to ensure that the millions of people who live with the condition in the UK cease to feel isolated by society.
Imagine being unexpectedly dropped in a totally alien culture. Other people seem inexplicably different from you, you find yourself often breaking the rules of a social code that you simply don’t understand, and every day you struggle to keep up with the tug and pull of effortless interaction that seems to come naturally to everyone else.
Imagine how frustrated and lonely this would make you feel. These are the emotions that people with autism struggle with every single day.
Autism is a serious, life-long and disabling condition and is more widespread than people are led to believe.
You may be surprised to learn that over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom have autism. That’s an astounding 1 in 100. Together with the families that are directly involved, they constitute over 2 million people around the country whose lives are touched by the condition on a daily basis.
Despite these numbers, autism is still a relatively unrecognised and misunderstood disability. As a result, many of these people are not receiving the level of care, help and support they so desperately need. While there is currently no known cure for autism, the right support at the right time can make a huge difference to people’s lives.