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The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
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National Autistic Society 12h
Invite your MP to the first ever Understanding Autism session for MPs on 1 May. Your MP is a leader in your community, so needs to be a leader in autism awareness & understanding. Fill in the form now & help us create a society that works for autistic ppl
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National Autistic Society 18h
“We are all far too quick to judge that a child is being ‘naughty.’ Tutting and whispering under your breath doesn't help anybody.” - chats to us about his son, Oscar, who was diagnosed as last year
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National Autistic Society 20h
Getting out and about and social situations can be difficult for some autistic people it can be a struggle to filter out the sounds, smells, sights, and information experienced. You still have to submit your questions for our Q&A, email us socialmedia@nas.org.uk
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National Autistic Society Apr 20
Invite your MP to the first ever Understanding Autism session for MPs on 1 May. Your MP is a leader in your community, so needs to be a leader in autism awareness & understanding. Fill in the form now & help us create a society that works for autistic ppl
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National Autistic Society Apr 20
Getting out and about and social situations can be difficult for some autistic people it can be a struggle to filter out the sounds, smells, sights, and information experienced. You still have to submit your questions for our Q&A, email us socialmedia@nas.org.uk
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National Autistic Society Apr 20
As part of our inquiry, we want to hear from autistic people, their families, and professionals working in the field of autism, about their experiences/views on public understanding. Please email policy@nas.org.uk by the 28 April to ensure your views are heard.
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National Autistic Society Apr 20
“We are all far too quick to judge that a child is being ‘naughty.’ Tutting and whispering under your breath doesn't help anybody.” - chats to us about his son, Oscar, who was diagnosed as last year
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
As part of our inquiry, we want to hear from autistic people, their families, and professionals working in the field of autism, about their experiences/views on public understanding. Please email policy@nas.org.uk by the 28 April to ensure your views are heard.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Getting out and about and social situations can be difficult for some autistic people it can be a struggle to filter out the sounds, smells, sights, and information experienced. You still have to submit your questions for our Q&A, email us socialmedia@nas.org.uk
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
“We are all far too quick to judge that a child is being ‘naughty.’ Tutting and whispering under your breath doesn't help anybody.” - chats to us about his son, Oscar, who was diagnosed as last year
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Christine McGuinness Apr 19
Thank you for having me talking about the importance of the for hidden disabilities. ❤️
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Invite your MP to the first ever Understanding Autism session for MPs on 1 May. Your MP is a leader in your community, so needs to be a leader in autism awareness & understanding. Fill in the form now & help us create a society that works for autistic ppl
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
"As well as making the legal changes as quickly as possible, it's also essential that officials making decisions about Blue Badges understand autism and how it can affect people’s ability to travel around."
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
”These issues have been raised repeatedly by us at the National Autistic Society, our supporters, and other disabled people and families across England, including in legal challenges against the Government and local authorities.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
"The existing rules are too focused on people’s physical ability to walk, and changes to Government guidance in 2014 meant that many autistic people couldn't get a badge. This reduced their independence and increased the risk social isolation.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
“A Blue Badge can make the difference between being able to go to the shops or to hospital, or being stuck at home unable to be a part of their community.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
leaving the house at all. Others may not be aware of the dangers of the road or may become overwhelmed by busy or loud environments.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
"Just leaving the house can be really difficult for many of the 600,000 autistic people in England and involve detailed planning. Some autistic people will be so anxious about things going wrong, like not being able to find a car parking space, that they can't contemplate...
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
Replying to @Autism
“Thousands of autistic people need this change to happen as soon as possible, so they and their families can go out with less fear and worry.
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National Autistic Society Apr 19
. , Director of External Affairs at , said: "The changes to who can get a Blue Badge will make a huge difference to the lives of many autistic people and their families across England.
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