Action for Sunderland adults with autism

Campaign: Clare Simpson, Jessica Peers, Paul Shattock and Matthew Rutherford push the button for action at The Croft. The event helped to launch a new initiative by the Education Services for People with Autism.
Campaign: Clare Simpson, Jessica Peers, Paul Shattock and Matthew Rutherford push the button for action at The Croft. The event helped to launch a new initiative by the Education Services for People with Autism.
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PUSH for action - that was the plea by campaigners when a giant button was rolled into the city.

The 2ft button, nicknamed Jenson, came to Autism in Mind in Ashbrooke as part of a nationwide tour to highlight that people with autism need more support.

The big travelling button is the mascot of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Push for Action campaign, aimed at improving support for adults with autism in Sunderland and across England.

Carole Rutherford from the charity said: “The big red button - Jenson - is a bit of fun, but it also carries a very serious message.

“If they don’t have the right support, many people with autism can struggle with the everyday activities that many of us take for granted. The National Autistic Society’s Push for Action campaign is aimed at highlighting the need for support so that we can improve life for adults with the condition.”