Autism Independence in the news!

  • 31 March 2021

A series of short films have been released to dispel myths about autism in the Somali community.

Bristol group Autism Independence led the campaign in response to comments made on another video they released, where Somali families they work with shared their experiences.

Nura Aabe, Autism Independence founder, said she was “overwhelmed” by the response.

She said: “The comments showed just how much misinformation is out there.”

The new films and factsheets have been made in both English and Somali, offering advice for families covering five topics: