AS a supporter of The National Autistic Society (NAS), I am very worried about the lack of help available to adults with autism. Autism is a lifelong condition, yet as “I Exist’”, the new report from the NAS has found, many adults with the disability struggle to get the help they so desperately need.

Many feel isolated and ignored and are entirely dependent on their families for support. I want to see the right services and support in place so people with autism in this area can reach their true potential – the right help at the right time can have a profound effect.

That is why I’m supporting the NAS “think differently about autism” campaign. I urge people to visit and help put pressure on local and national government to do more to transform the lives of adults with autism.

Mrs Janet Ratcliffe