On 2 April Autism Together marked World Autism Awareness Day 2016.

Autism Together, based in Bromborough, were encouraging people to wear blue to raise awareness of autism.

Last Saturday they hosted a sponsored walk from Seacombe Ferry to the Queen’s Royal in New Brighton to raise funds for their organisation as well as other awareness events.

Having visited Autism Together, which was previously known as Wirral Autistic Society, and meeting with service users and staff there I have seen first-hand the fantastic work they do and the opportunities they offer for people with autism.

I am very proud to have such a service based here in Wirral South.

I am also very proud of the great work that they do for our local Port Sunlight River Park. Autism Together alongside the park’s ranger Anne Litherland and all the other fantastic volunteers do vital work in managing the site and making it the best it can be for the local community.

Since the park opened in 2014 they have been a crucial part of the park’s development. The teams are made up of people with autism and their support workers. This initiative of joining the teams with the River Park is one that has been a great success and beneficial for both the River Park and the volunteers from Autism Together.

Autism affects how a person relates and communicates with other people. It is a lifelong disability. For more information about autism you can visit the national autistic society’s website here www.autism.org.uk and you can also find out more about Wirral’s own Autism Together by visiting their website www.autismtogether.co.uk

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