Countless of celebrities today have got involved to help raise awareness. It's becoming furthermore known each and every day, especially for many stars in the spotlight who have got autistic relatives in their lives.
These are just a few of the british celebrities. You will be very surprised by how many there are that are affected with autism.
It's frequently been revealed by Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby that her younger brother, Nathan, is on the autism spectrum. Nathan has made a couple of appearances in his sister's YouTube videos. In 2016, Charlotte revealed that she had donated her TV appearance money to charity after her stint on ITV2 game show - 'Release The Hounds'.
Charlotte shared a letter she received on Twitter, which thanks her for her generosity after giving her TV appearance fees as a donation to the National Autistic Society. 'We are absolutely delighted that you chose to donate the proceeds,' the letter reads.
It continues: 'I know that autism is a cause close to your heart, and I do hope that we have an opportunity to meet and with you and your family in the near future.'
TV presenter, Gethin Jones has been showing much of his support and raising awareness of the autism community, revealing that his young nephew is diagnosed with Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun newspaper last year, Gethin revealed: "My nine-year-old nephew Alby makes me cry too. He has autism and sometimes, after I’ve been to see him, I have a bit of a cry on the way home because I worry about his future. I try to turn that fear into a positive, though, and do a lot of work to raise awareness about autism."
Amy Willerton gave an incredibly moving interview on This Morning in which she discussed the heartbreaking bullying her autistic brother faces daily. As Amy works to raise awareness of autism, she recounted a horrific story of how a mother once stopped her children playing with Ross because of his disability.
‘He went up to some kids and their mother dragged her son away from him and said, “Don’t play with that child, he’s got a disease." Amy added: ‘It’s not a disease. With autism, their brains are wired differently, you can’t catch anything.’
Squaring up to the bullies, Amy declared ‘we will defend him until death’,
Boyzone’s Keith Duffy spoken last year about the joys and challenges he and wife Lisa have faced bringing up their autistic teenage daughter.
Mia, now 15, was diagnosed with autism when she was 18 months old. And Keith revealed that at times raising Mia tested her parents’ relationship to breaking point.
In an interview with the Mirror for World Autism Day in 2015, the singer and former Coronation Street actor said: “A lot of couples break up and there were certain points it was very tough. “Thank God we stuck together, got through hard times and are still together.”
Melanie Sykes has previously revealed how she hoped her son was deaf rather than autistic while speaking at the London Autism Show in 2015.
The TV presenter had shared how she was left feeling “sick and overwhelmed” when her two-year-old son Valentino was diagnosed with autism eight years ago. Valentino struggled since birth with his behaviour and communication, leaving Mel at times in despair.
An emotional Mel recalled her experience with extracts from her diary, and admits being in denial when receiving the diagnosis as she hoped her son was deaf instead.
TOWIE star, Pete Wicks has previously been open about his support for Autism. And while uploading a snap to Instagram last year of his nephew, Pete revealed his nephew has autism in a cute snap while wishing him a happy birthday.
Pete instagramed the snap and captioned it: "Happy birthday to my oldest nephew...proud. #AutismAwareness 👊🏼".