This week an autistic adult was named the Greatest Person of the 20th century.

ALAN TURING was a code breaker during the second world war who through his amazing way of experiencing the world cracked the enigma code, ending the war years earlier than it would have done had his brilliant mind had not been working on the task.
Turing was the father of all computers…a piece of equipment we take for granted now in the 21st century…laptops, xbox’s, phones…any computer, big or small, Turing was the father of them all and his legacy lives on…..

Chris Packham, another inspirational autistic adult spoke of Turing at the ceremony saying

“A genius. A saviour. But he was also autistic and gay, and we betrayed him.”

 

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” ― Alan Turing

 

Click here to watch Chris Packham’s incredibly moving speech about Turing. 
BBC Two – Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century, Series 1, Live Final, Chris Packham on Alan Turing

 

 

As most of our supporters and followers will know, 10yrs ago the Autism Act was created.

It was a set of government guidelines which aimed to support and protect autistic adults.

The Autism Act is now 10 years old and the National Autistic Society in collaboration with the All Party Parlimentary Group on Autism want to know your views on it!

Please, please complete the survey to get your views across about how the act has worked, or hasn’t worked for you, your family your workplace or any other situation which affects autistic adults.

#autism #autismact #autismact2019

CLICK TH|E LINK BELOW TO START THE SURVEY

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/OB5OB/?utm_source=The+National+Autistic+Society&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10250693_10+years+Autism+Act+31.01.19&utm_content=Autism+Act+survey&Keywords=Autism+Act+survey&dm_i=YA3%2C63PHH%2CQNFA22%2CNZ0QK%2C1&fbclid=IwAR3jfBnpnlG9xiVIoVuFvyyM58w3j6GWAs4qECB1DvsgVlooJzL1a0XL43I

 

Have a look at our full page advert  in January/Feburary’s Cascade magazine!

We are busy promoting our Befriending Plus service, so take a look

The advert explains all about what the service is and how it works!

Don’t forget if you have any questions, Rachel our Befriending Co-ordinator will happily speak to you over the phone or email!

Give her a call! Send her an email