April’s donation goes to Beat Autism – an organisation dedicated to helping parents and carers with children on the Autistic Spectrum. Their aim is to make a major positive difference to these families lives.
Autism is a condition which affects the way a person responds to the world around them.
The label is given to people who have untypical social interactions, communication and have some restrictive and/or repetitive behaviour. It is called a spectrum condition because the symptoms of autism can vary such a lot from person to person.
Some Facts About Autism
- Autism affects about one child in every hundred(1)
- Around four times as many boys as girls are likely to be diagnosed with autism.
- For a diagnosis of autism, the behaviours must begin before the age of three.