Find out more about autism and nominate by visiting: autismprofessionalsawards.org.uk CAROL POVEY, Director of the National Autistic
, Society's Centre for Autism
I want the mayor to introduce mandatory autism training for all of these employees, so that they can better understand the challenges faced by autistic
people in our city.
There is no data on the number of autistic
children in Liberia, but my experience so far suggests there could be thousands.
The session was run by two society staff, one of whom is autistic
Many of us take a trip to the shops for granted but for autistic
people it can be an overwhelming, difficult and daunting experience.
"When you ask autistic
people about these behaviours, their answers shed new light on the range of desire autistics
have for social connection, and they express frustration that their behaviour is misinterpreted.
Northern Governor, Ali bin Al-Shaikh Abdulhussain Al-Asfoor, was keen to hold the event for the second year given its importance in showing social responsibility towards autistic
people and their families.
"This event is to show people that just because i am autistic
does not mean i am any less good than anyone else."
"The session gave very practical information about how MPs can better help autistic
constituents, including through autism-friendly advice surgeries and further support in the community.
Also, some autistic
people have no insight to their illness so do not believe they need help.
Some of the adaptations -- which I didn't notice but would have made a huge difference to the autistic
people in the audience -- were the removal of a disco ball lighting effect during a party scene, lighter foot stamping during dance numbers, and a softer sound effect when a helicopter appeared onstage.
Officials and CSOs met on Monday with guardians and approximately 100 autistic
children at the National Workshop for Policy Recommendation and Methodology for Data Collection under the Autism Mapping Project in the Asean Region at Tonle Bassac II Restaurant in Phnom Penh.