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Almost everyone in the UK (99.5%) has heard of autism but, despite this, only 16% of autistic people and families think the public understands them.
The National Autistic Society is set to change that, and we need your help. With World Autism Awareness Day fast approaching, this is the perfect moment to begin our major new campaign to improve public understanding of autism – ‘Too Much Information’.
We've made a powerful film which allows you to view the world through the eyes of an autistic child in a shopping centre. The child is played by the brilliant young Alex, who is on the spectrum himself, who gets overloaded by everything around him, like he's getting 'too much information' until he can no longer cope.
It helps the viewer to understand what autism can feel like. And that’s a pretty strong start to getting the public to better understand autism.
Join our thunderclap – and help as many people as possible to understand
We want this film to go viral so that it reaches as many people as possible.
Everyone who joins the thunderclap will automatically share our film on your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts at 11am on Friday 1st April.
How to join the thunderclap:
Click on the red buttons at the top of the page to join the thunderclap and share the film with your Twitter followers or Facebook contacts, or both.
You can then spread the word amongst your friends to do the same and join the thunderclap to help the film reach as many people as possible.
On 1st April 2016 at 11am, your message will go out on Facebook and/or Twitter (your choice!) along with everyone else who has taken part.
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people understand autism.
The National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for autistic people and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.