National Autistic Society to launch awareness campaign

The National Autistic Society is poised to launch a campaign to combat damaging misconceptions about autism among the general public.

Middleton: National Autistic Society comms director
Middleton: National Autistic Society comms director
The campaign gets underway next week. It has been inspired by the charity’s research, which found that many normal people had serious misconceptions about the condition.

A report – ‘Think Differently – Act Positively’ will be unveiled on Monday, kicking off the campaign in the national press.

The charity is also setting up a microsite for people living with autism to upload their own     behind-the-scenes videos to help the public understand the reality behind the label.

The charity’s comms director Benet Middleton said: ‘We’re calling on the public, professionals and government to act positively to ensure people with autism have the same rights and freedoms as the rest of society.’

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