Action for autism

Posted on Tuesday 10th April 2012
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University staff wearing blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Thanks to you, more than £500 was raised for Birmingham’s life changing autism research on World Autism Awareness Day (Monday 2 April).

In addition, staff around campus made donations to wear blue for the day, raising a further £500.

This outstanding support can enable more than 30 families to take part in our world-leading research, providing us with an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children who are living with autism.

Autism researcher Dr Joe McCleery says: ‘It was fantastic to see so many alumni support our research. Each gift we receive really does make a difference; just £3 can buy a new toy for a child participating in one of our assessment or intervention studies.’

Dr McCleery’s opinion piece on autism is currently under debate on our social media sites. Visit www.facebook.com/birminghamalumni or join our LinkedIn group (search for University of Birmingham Alumni and Friends) to read more. 

If you didn’t make a gift on World Autism Awareness Day, you can still do so using your mobile phone. Text AUTI00 followed by the amount you’d like to donate (e.g. AUTI00 £2) to 70070. Please remember to add 25% Gift Aid to your donation by responding to the reply you receive. Alternatively, contact Laura Clark on +44 (0)121 4148894 or l.clark.1@bham.ac.uk.