Join us for #AutismIs 2015 on World Autism Awareness Day

Last year we ran our #AutismIs social media campaign on 2 April, World Autism Awareness Day, for the second year running and received a huge response, including submissions from Channel 4, Jamie Oliver, and Stephen Fry. We want #AutismIs to be even bigger this year but to do this we need your help!

What do we want you to do?

Send a tweet or Facebook post on 2 April containing the hashtag #AutismIs and some words about what autism means to you.

We hope that by encouraging as many different voices as possible to share their views, #AutismIs will help to show how autism affects people's lives in such different ways and help us to shatter some of the myths.

You can be as creative as you like with this and we encourage you to include images or videos with your posts, if you can. The most important thing is that it reflects your thoughts.

If you're using Twitter, we would also encourage you to use the World Autism Awareness Day hashtag #WAAD in your tweet too, if you can fit them in.

If you're unsure how to attach pictures or videos in your tweets, check out the guide in the Twitter Help Center.

Some inspiration...

Here is a slideshow of all the submissions from #AutismIs 2014:

What we will do

As well as joining you and sharing our own photos and videos, we will be retweeting our favourite #AutismIs tweets, and creating a Storify with all the submissions at the end of the day.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about #AutismIs, please contact Mike, Digital and Social Media Officer, on