This week is World Autism Awareness Week - a week that is designed to raise awareness of the invisible disability that is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.)

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the U.K.

On Wednesday 29th of March, day three of Autism Awareness Week Jon Cruddas MP hosted a coffee morning at Londoneast-UK, Dagenham East. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. 1 in 100 people in the UK have a diagnosis of autism.