Autism is a lifelong and complex condition.
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum and together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.
On October 7, a Musical Extravaganza featuring the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra will take place at Theatre Severn to raise funds for The Shropshire Autism Hub, which aims to lead the provision of autism specific services for adults and their carers in Shropshire.
The charity offers peer support, carer’s support, advice on welfare benefits, housing,
relationships, monetary advice and employment advice.
Concert organiser David Allman, who works closely with the Shropshire Autism Hub, said the event will help raise the profile of autism throughout the county.
He said: “Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.”
Tickets for a Musical Extravaganza, which will start at 7.30pm, cost £12.50 and are on sale now with all proceeds going to Shropshire Autism Hub.
Book online at theatresevern.co.uk, by telephone (01743 281281) and from the venue Box Office.
For more information about The Shropshire Autism Hub, call 01743 539 201 or see the website at http://shropshireautismhub.moonfruit.com
There is a free drop in session on Thursdays from 12pm-4pm.
The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra is a non-professional orchestra, founded in 1968, and provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to enjoy making music together.
For more information, see http://shrewsburylight-orch.org.uk/index.html