- Only 10% receive social skills
training, yet 55% would like to receive it
- Only 10% receive employment support,
yet 55% would like to receive it
- Only 17% have access to a social group,
yet 42% would like to have access to one
This year the Government is reviewing the impact of
the Autism Act. Sir Roger Gale is supporting ‘Push for Action’ to make sure
adults with autism in [constituency/local area] and across England can access support. After
having a go at pushing ‘Jenson’ the button, Sir Roger Gale met people with autism at the event in Parliament to discuss the campaign.
The button will now spend two weeks on the road, travelling to events
across England where local people will rally others to sign up to a campaign petition
that will be handed in at 10 Downing Street, the button’s final destination.
Sir Roger said: People tend to forget that it is not only children but
adults as well that experience autism. If they don’t have the right support,
many of those people can struggle with the everyday activities that
many of us take for granted. I hope that my constituents will push the
button” and get behind the National Autistic Society’s ‘Push for Action’
campaign, so that we can help to improve
life for adults with the condition.”
Mark Lever, Chief Executive for the National Autistic
The big red button is a bit of fun, but it also carries a
very serious message. Many adults with autism have been waiting a long time to
get the everyday support that they need.
We’ve seen great strides forward in some parts of the
country since 2009, but progress has been too slow and too patchy.
to town halls must make adults with autism a priority again so that support is
put in place for all who need it.
The Government's Autism Act
review gives people with autism a second chance to be heard - we need to make
Jensen the travelling button’s journey can be followed on Twitter