Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Autistic people may find it challenging to communicate and interact with other people. They may get anxious or upset in unfamiliar situations. They may find it hard to understand how other people feel.
You can find out more about Autism here on the website of the National Autistic Society.
Books are a great way to raise awareness and increase our understanding of our differences. Here we have collected a few books that either include a character with autism or support children with autism.