Today is World Autism Awareness Day, which falls in the middle of Autism Awareness Week in the UK. This year the 2nd April also happens to fall on a Tuesday, training night for Stalybridge Celtic juniors pan-disability team.
The internationally recognised day is celebrated globally on April 2 every year after being adopted by the United Nations to enrich the lives of people on the autism spectrum.
In the UK, Autism Awareness Day falls in the middle of Autism Awareness Week, a fundraising drive which encourages people to donate to help fund campaigns for the National Autistic Society.
According to the society, autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. This can mean they see, hear and feel the world differently to others.
Autism is what is known as a spectrum condition, meaning it affects individuals in different ways. Some autistic people, for example, also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions.
Tonight’s training will be a fun session as always for the players, many of whom have autism. If you are interested in coming along to practice please contact Liam Whitehead on 07846 555 139