National Autistic Society

Are you aware of autism?

Posted on April 25th, by Andrew Rendle in Politics & Society. No Comments

And if you are, what more can you do to understand this wide-spectrum condition?

World Autism Awareness Week took place between 27th March and 1st April 2017. But aren’t we all aware of autism already?

In many ways, the answer is ‘yes’. As Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society told us at the society’s annual professional conference, awareness is up at around 98-99 … Read More »

How autism awareness is growing in Croydon

Posted on April 20th, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

Carer Loren Dixon sees attitudes changing for the better in our borough

On Wednesday 6th April at 12:30 pm, between the shopping and the rain, I managed to catch  glimpse of Croydon’s mayor, Patricia Hay-Justice, Croydon Champion for Autism Councillor Andrew Rendle, Councillor Louisa Woodley and other familiar faces from the Town Hall balcony.

The mayor was in attendance at the launch of Croydon’s … Read More »

Exhibition review: stories by autistic artists at the Click Clock Gallery

Posted on September 7th, by Rossella Scalia in Culture. No Comments

Rossella Scalia reflects on private treasures during a visit to the oldest of Croydon town centre’s three art galleries

Our lives are stories; told, listened, sometimes invented. What makes them unique is how we build those lives by continuously creating and adjusting our stories. Art is a way to tell stories: sometimes including ourselves in them, at times revealing only a tiny part of our … Read More »