I think personally (as CEO of Square Peg Foundation and parent to two autistic children) that Autism awareness has made great strides in the past couple of years. Many shops now offer quiet hours which are aimed at people (children mostly) on the spectrum but are also beneficial to those with other conditions. Most cinemas offer Autism Friendly or Relaxed showings where the lights are just dimmed, the music isn't as loud and there are no pesky adverts, theatres are also cat
The Autism spectrum is broad, diverse and beautiful just like the people on it. Because of this people obviously have different views on how best to promote Autism Awareness.
Many will automatically 'light it up blue' as the biggest Autism charity in America advocates however we know that this particular organisation are hugely controversial especially with autistic adults.
Some will wear their jigsaw pieces with pride and others reject this feeling it's an outdated A
We're running a competition over on our Square Peg Clothing Facebook page to win one of our lovely We're All Square Pegs T-shirts! We're remaining hopeful that the weather will eventually brighten up (and stop snowing!) long enough to wear it. All you have to do is like the post and tag a Square Peg that you know. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday 26th 2018 over on the Facebook page. Oh and if you haven't already don't forget to give the page a like :-) Click here fo
Down Syndrome Awareness Week is almost upon us and we're gearing up for our annual #LotsOfSocks photos during the week 19-25 March 2018. "Why socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with Down’s syndrome have an extra chromosome! “Lots of Socks” is acknowledged around the world as being associated with Down’s syndrome." https://www.dsscotland.org.uk/support-us/awareness-week/lots-of-socks/ Of course we're also stocking up on all our Down Syndrome designs to