Last year we ran our #AutismIs social media campaign on 2 April, World Autism Awareness Day, for a second year running and received a huge response, including submissions from Channel 4, Jamie Oliver, and Stephen Fry. We want #AutismIs to be bigger and better but to do this we need your help!
We’d like you to join us and send a tweet or Facebook post 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.
You can be as creative as you like with this and we encourage you to use photos or video. You can read the 2014 #AutismIs Storify for inspiration.
Here are some example tweets from 2014 to get your creative jucies flowing:
#AutismIs being who you really wanna be and ignoring what others think about you!
#autismis wondering whether your child's teacher really understands who they are
Autism is telling your child that WAAD is a day to celebrate #AutismIs
We're also on a mission to bust some unhelpful #AutismMyths. Watch our exciting new film below and share your favourite myths with us too.