April's Featured Charity

April's Featured Charity 1 April 2012

Aprils featured charity is The National Autistic Society who are the leading UK charity for people with autism and asperger syndrome.

The National Autistic Society provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

Autism is much more common than many people think. There are over half a million people in the UK with autism - that's around 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism touches the lives of over two million people every day.

Autism doesn't just affect children. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism.

While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people's lives.

Over 40% of children with autism have been bullied at school.

Over 50% of children with autism are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them.

One in five children with autism has been excluded from school, many more than once.

Startling facts which makes donating your points to this great charity so rewarding. The 2nd April is also the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day so please help them if you can.

For more information on The National Autistic Society please visit www.autism.org.uk or for information on World Autism Awareness Day please visit www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/waad