Campaign highlights isolation of autism

A poignant short film has been released as part of a new campaign to engender a better understanding of what it means to have autism.

The film stars a young autistic actor who plays a young boy in a shopping centre who becomes overloaded by the sounds, crowds, noises and smells.

The Too Much Information campaign has been launched by the National Autistic Society (NAS) and comes alongside a report from the charity warning that poor understanding of autism is forcing those with the condition to live their lives in isolation.

The report – entitled Too Much Information: Why the public needs to understand autism better – includes a survey of more than 7,000 people and finds that 79 per cent of autistic people and 70 per cent of their family members feel socially isolated.

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