Autism Acceptance Event 6th April 2013

This year, a group of local Autism organisations and individuals with Autism have come together to arrange a fantastic Autism Acceptance Event in Brighton & Hove. The event will happen on the 6th April 2013 at Hove Town Hall between 10am and 5pm. It’s free to enter, you do not have to register and everyone is welcome to come along. The event will be child-friendly and suitable for families. This day follows a very successful awareness-raising walk which took place back in October 2012. At the event we will have workshops, stalls, speakers and much more. In fact, we have just found out that the Mayor will be coming along! We hope that plenty of people will join with us to help raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Conditions. This will be the first event of it’s kind that the city has seen.
April 2nd 2013 will be the sixth ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ and later in the year (June to be exact), people around the world celebrate ‘Autistic Pride Day’. Autistic Pride asserts that Autistic people have a unique set of characteristics that provide them with many rewards and challenges. Although Autism is an expression of neuro-diversity, some people promoting Autistic Pride believe that some of the difficulties that they experience are, in part, as the result of issues within society. We hope that on April 6th we can help to promote the ethos of Autistic Pride and that the day’s events will help to educate people about how they can help those with Autism to feel more comfortable and be better understood. To take a look at the Facebook page, search for ‘Autism Acceptance Event 6th April 2013 – Brighton and Hove’ in the Facebook search bar. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

 

For more info, please e-mail assertbh@assertbh.org.uk