Sunday, 4 November 2007

Think differently about autism!

I have a nephew with autism and would like to highlight a new campaign being run by the National Autistic Society.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of autism and the problems encountered by autistic people in their everyday lives. The attitudes of others can make a world of difference to autistic people and a little understanding can go a long way towards helping autistic people to navigate their way in a world that, for a lot of them, can be a very worrying and confusing place.

You can help this campaign by simply looking at the campaign website to find out a bit about autism and gain some understanding of the difficulties that autistic people face. And it would be great if you could also forward this note to as many people as possible to help raise awareness.

Many thanks for your time.

Dear Supporter

The NAS is the leading charity for people affected by autism and is committed to creating a world where autism is understood and where people affected by autism receive the help and support they need.

We want to change how people think about autism - so today we have launched our new think differently about autism campaign to create greater understanding of autism.

We need your help to get as many people as possible to think differently about autism and join the campaign so we can make a real difference for people affected by autism.

There are loads of quick and easy ways you can support the campaign and help spread the word.

Visit our campaign website to sign up to our government petition and find out about other ways to support the campaign.

Watch the first of our four campaign films and then forward it to your friends and family.
Encourage everyone you know to visit the website and support the campaign.

Coming soon…

In spring 2008 the campaign will focus specifically on the issues facing adults with autism and campaigning for the UK government to take action to address the desperate lack of services and support for adults with autism. We will keep you updated on how you can support this part of the campaign.

For more information about the campaign please email us at or call and leave a message on 020 7923 5788.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

The National Autistic Society 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG, United Kingdom.Tel: +44(0)20 7833 2299, Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 9666, Email: registration number: 653370050; Registered charity number: 269425 © The National Autistic Society 2007.