he Countess of Wessex said there aren’t enough people to understand what it’s like to be autistic and how difficult life can be without support.
Sophie, Patron of the National Autistic Society, spoke on World Autism Day.
The Countess thanked those who support autistic people across the country in the message, which was posted by Buckingham Palace.
She said: “Today is World Autism Day, and as Patron of the National Autistic Society, it’s been fantastic to see the brilliant young people, adults and organizations who have spent this week at celebrate what makes them different and promote a better understanding of autism.
“Almost everyone has heard of autism, but not enough people understand what it’s like to be autistic: the different perspectives, passions and skills people with autism can have, and how difficult life is. can be difficult if you don’t have the right support.
“That’s why today, and World Autism Acceptance Week this week, is so important. It gives us an opportunity to talk about autism and learn more about what it’s all about. is to be autistic, with autistic people.
“I want to thank everyone who shared their stories and experiences, and everyone who works tirelessly to support people with autism across the UK.”