Autism awareness backing

A DRIVE to raise awarness surrounding autism in schools has been backed by East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson.

She is supporting The Anderson Schools Challenge - a joint campaign between The National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Anderson Foundation, which asks schools to complete 50 fun and easy tasks in celebration of the NAS’ 50th birthday.

Ms Swinson said: “School can be a real struggle for many children with the condition.

“However, better understanding among teachers, school staff and other pupils can make a real difference.”