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Stafford autism group dons onesies to raise awareness

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

ONESIE WEDNESDAY...John Binns, Mandy Binns and Jackie Hemer

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MEMBERS of the Stafford branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) dressed in onesies to raise awareness of the condition and the group.

Dressed in onesies they set up stall in Stafford Railway Station handing out leaflets to spread the message that it’s okay to be different and to raise some money to help member affected by autism.

The branch was one of thousands of organisations, schools and individuals from England, Wales and Northern Ireland taking part in Onesie Wednesday, a fundraising campaign launched by the NAS to mark world autism awareness day today.

More than one in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong disability which affects how a person interacts with others and makes sense of the world.

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Branch officer Mandy Binns said: “Onesie Wednesday was a lot of fun but it’s also an important way to raise awareness of a lifelong disability.

"People with autism experience social and communication difficulties which can make it difficult to fit in and leave them feeling isolated. But we know that understanding from the public can make a huge difference, helping people with autism to access the right support and reach their full potential.

The Stafford group meets at Littleworth community centre twice a month. For more details call Mandy Binns on 07944 001606.

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