According to Autism.org.uk, more than half a million people in the UK have autism. Despite the pervasiveness of the disorder, there is a general ignorance of autism and the day-to-day challenges autistic people and their caregivers face.
In an attempt to raise public awareness about autism and to provide help and advice to people affected by the disorder, from the 15th to 16th June, the Excel London will be hosting the London Autism Show 2012.
This national event gives autistic people, the parents of children with autism, and professionals within the field, the chance to be informed about innovations and resources aimed at providing people living with autism a better standard of living.
As well as having the chance to discuss any issues and concerns about autism with professionals in one-to-one clinics, practical seminars will also be taking place at the London Autism Show 2012 as well as comprehensive information, advice, products and services to help people gain better knowledge about the disorder.
Several high-profile parents of autistic children will be talking about their personal situations and experiences in the Autism Matters Theatre.
This national event attracts more than 3000 visitors, concrete evidence of the extensiveness yet seemingly common ignorance of the autism.
The London Excel Exhibition Centre is located at Victoria Dock in London’s attractive riverside Docklands. This state-of-the-art venue is an impressive 90,000 square metres and is one of the capital’s leading exhibition centres.
For more information about this leading autism event and other events to be held at the high-tech London Excel this year, visit the Excel London website at excel-london.co.uk.