London Stock Exchange welcomes Autistica

London Stock Exchange welcomed Autistica, the UK's leading autism research charity to open the Market for World Autism Awareness Week.

One in a hundred people in the UK has autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that while all people share certain difficulties, their autism will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people are able to live independent lives but many have learning disabilities or co-occurring healthcare conditions often requiring a lifetime of specialist support, as well as the health issues we all face as part of the normal ageing process

Autistica is the UK’s leading autism research charity. We work to transform the lives of children and adults with autism through funding, stimulating and leveraging investment in ground-breaking research. We receive no direct funding from government, but work in partnership with statutory and other funders to build autism research capacity in the UK and ensure that resources are deployed where they can bring greatest benefit. We work with scientists, health services and individuals and families across the UK, so together we can understand autism better, improve diagnosis and develop the best ways to support people, so that everyone with autism can fulfil their potential.