MP calls on schools to raise autism awareness

campaigner: Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

campaigner: Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on primary schools to raise awareness of autism.

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has got behind the National Autistic Society’s (NAS)newly-launched Andersons School’s Challenge, aimed at increasing pupil’s knowledge of the condition.

Mr Evans said: “Such a large number of school children, around one in 100, are affected by autism. However, people remain unaware of the condition, meaning that those affected by the condition within mainstream education are often bullied.

 

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