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Darren attends first-ever Autism Awareness session for MPs

Darren Jones, the MP for Bristol North West, has attended the first-ever Autism Awareness session, run by the National Autistic Society, held for MPs on 1st May.

Darren said:

“Approximately 700,000 people in the United Kingdom are autistic, and with 2019 marking ten years of the Autism Act, it is an opportune time to learn more. From discussion with adults and parents of young people with autism, there is a fairly wide range of autistic experiences and in order for me to better support my constituents who have autism, MPs need to understand how it affects people”.

The aim of these Understanding Autism sessions is to improve awareness and understanding of autism, so that MPs can better champion the issues that matter to autistic people in their local area as well as in Parliament. Darren is also working with Bristol Autistic Spectrum Services to host an autism-focused surgery in May.