Celebrating Autism Awareness Week

During Autism Awareness Week (26th March – 4th April 2021) we asked people to take part in our Onein100 and HubtoHub Challenges to raise awareness of autism and our Family Support Hubs whilst also fundraising for Autism East Midlands.

At least one in 100 people in the UK today are diagnosed as autistic. Experts believe the real figure to be closer to one in 60 – with many people being undiagnosed.

Our Family Support Hubs connect autistic children and their families in their local communities across the East Midlands. They provide a regular meeting point for families affected by autism, where our families can access activities for the whole family, as well as gain support and specialist information and advice.

We want to thank and celebrate our star supporters who took part and dreamed up their own Onein100 Challenge and went the distance in our HubtoHub Challenge – collectively raising over £5,000 for Autism East Midlands. You are incredible!

Here is what they did…

Helen Lee Smith walked a whopping 100km in 10 days – in her wellies – for Autism East Midlands.

Maria Teresa Munoz-Conesa decided to do 100 things during Autism Awareness Week. She drew 10 things a day from her bucket of activities including exercises, dances, arts and crafts and lots more!

Joshua Coats is 11-years-old and autistic and struggles with many aspects of life that we may take for granted. He ran four miles per day over a 10-day period with his Mum and Dad. And Daniel White, who is autistic, cycled 15 miles.

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