Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why we support Autism Awareness week

My auntie Sarah was born on the 9th May 1966 and was diagnosed with Autism several years later. Autism is a development disability which affects a persons ability to make sense of the world. It means people with autism can have difficulty with communication and with social interaction. Many people with Autism are able to live relevantly independent lives while others, like Sarah, may require specialist support for life.  Autism affects around 700,000 people in the UK alone so most us will know someone who may be affected by the condition. Sadly my auntie passed away on the 27th February 2012 aged just 45. Her memory and special traits will live with us forever.

Autism awareness week runs from 27th March to the 2nd April and  aims to raise funds to help support those affect by the condition and also awareness of the condition.

On Friday Charlene took part in the pink and purple bake-off at Norwich City College. The baked off asked people to bake a cake with a colour theme of pink and/or purple. All cakes donated would then be sold and any funds raised would be donated to the National Autistic Society.

Charlene's pink pick n mix creation 

Charlene's bake off prize 

If you would like to find out how you help raise funds and awareness then please wish the website


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