In the week prior to World Autism Awareness Week, we bring together four differing perspectives on autism. Over 700k people in the UK are autistic, and 2.8m people have a relative on the autistic spectrum. Chaired by Jessie Hewitson, this discussion will highlight changing attitudes and perennial misconceptions and misperceptions of autism in our society. It will also highlight that understanding autism is not only an inspiration but also a duty.
“Autism is life-changing, but it isn’t a tragedy: acceptance and adaptation are not resignation.” – David Mitchell