Luton Borough Council host autism awareness day

Spaces are available at Luton Borough Council’s autism awareness day on Friday, April 17, at Venue 360.

The council’s autism team want to highlight the challenges faced by children and young people with autism, and show how they can overcome any difficulties.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.

It is a spectrum condition, meaning that while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, people with this condition are of average or above average intelligence.

They have fewer problems with speech but may have difficulty understanding and processing language, these difficulties can make everyday activities very stressful.

The awareness day will feature speakers who have personal and professional experience dealing with autism. There will also be a presentation of art work and music.

Sally Rowe, corporate director for children and learning, said: “The Council provides a range of services for children with Autism and this conference is another way of offering additional support to parents, carers and professionals.

“Autism affects individuals in so many different ways but with the right level of support children and young people can reach their true potential.”

The conference is aimed at parents and health, social care and educational professionals, tickets are £20.

For more information, contact Matthew Sims on matthew.sims@luton.gov.uk