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Autism and the Ethnic Minority Community in the UK

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Rageh Omar

Ivan Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK presented an Autism Awareness Ribbon to award winning BBC TV News journalist Rageh Omar who was filming City Hospital at Guy's and St.Thomas' Hospital in London. Rageh had a long conversation about autism and was well informed about the condition.
Autism Awareness Ribbons are available priced at 1 throughout 2004 from Autism London, please telephone them on 020 7226 7234.


These two books are highly recommended
by the Autism Awareness Campaign UK




Ivan and Charika Corea of  the Autism Awareness Campaign are urging Her Majesty's Government to do more for all people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - including the ethnic minority communities in the United Kingdom.
Autism is on the rise in the ethnic population in the UK. It is astonishing that we have no real statistical data across the UK of people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome from the ethnic minorities. Parents, carers and autists are calling for urgent government action in 2004.
Many struggle without access to public services. There is a shortage of SEN teachers and speech therapists from the ethnic minorities. Some ethnic parents remain confused, others do not know who to turn to when their children are diagnosed with autism.
We also need the government to address the serious problems of autistic people from the ethnic minorities and the labour market.
The size of the minority ethnic population was 4.6 million in 2001 or 7.9 per cent of the total population of the United Kingdom.


The Autism Awareness Campaign UK are calling for more public services for the 520,000 Autistic Community including 90,000 autistic children in the UK.

What's New?


The Autism Awareness Campaign UK launched a new website to campaign for more public services in health, education,specialist speech therapy and respite care for the 520,000 Autistic Community in the UK. We are also campaigning for greater awareness of the condition and for independent research on the causes of Autism.
Please see:


The Department of Trade and Industry published its White Paper 'Fairness for All: A New Commission for Equality and Human Rights'. It proposes to bring together the work of the CRE, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission within a new, single equality body.
To read the DTI White Paper please click on the picture above.


Autism Awareness Ribbon
Wear it in 2004

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