On May 1st I was one of 82 MPs to attend the National Autistic Society’s first ever Understanding Autism session. The session provided information on what autism is and tips on how to support autistic constituents. The sessions were run by four National Autistic staff, two of whom are autistic.
The National Autistic Society believe that increasing MPs awareness and understanding of autism is an important step to improving our ability to support and champion issues that matter to autistic people in our constituencies and in Parliament too. It was agreed that kindness, patience and sensitivity would make a large difference to the way we support autistic constituents.
I was delighted to attend this session and grateful to the National Autistic Society for organising it.