Change and disruption has been a huge part of everyone’s lives over the past 18 months. One way the Norvic GP Surgery is tackling this is by holding events to raise awareness and supporting local charities.
Their next event is on Friday 24th September at The Lyng when they will be raising awareness for Children Living With Autism and are supporting the charity Autism West Midlands. Staff will be wearing a purple item of clothing and donating money, and there will be a cake sale as well as colouring activities for children, and leaflets and information on how to get support should you have a family member who may need support with autism. The aim is to not only raise money for this wonderful charity, but to inform people that support is available, and that they are not alone. Many people do not understand autism and it is important to use local resources of support as well as educating yourself and others.
All proceeds raised on the day will go to Autism West Midlands, and if you would like to be a part of it or donate, please come at 10.00am to The Lyng, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW on Friday 24th September
Dr Arora and the team would like to say a massive thank you in advance for supporting Autism West Midlands
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Some info about Autism-
- Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses.
- Autistic people have difficulties with interpreting both verbal and non-verbal language like gestures or tone of voice.
- Autistic people may want to travel the same way to and from school or work, wear the same clothes or eat exactly the same food for breakfast.
- Autistic people may experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light, colours, temperatures or pain
- Many autistic people have intense and highly focused interests, often from a fairly young age
- Anxiety is a real difficulty for many autistic adults, particularly in social situations or when facing change. It can affect a person psychologically and physically and impact quality of life for autistic people and their families.
(The info was taken from autism.org.uk)