Autism: An unseen disability - A member's personal story

3 April 2017

World Autism Awareness DaySunday April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day: marking the end of a full week dedicated to making people more knowledgeable about autism and the impact it has on people's lives.

The Green Party is proud of its values of equality and inclusivity. This is exemplified in Leeds Green Party where several active members have severe disabilities that impact on their daily routines including blindness and deafness but are still able to contribute in meetings to the debate.

Autism is classified as a disorder of neural development and can be seen from as early as 3 years old. Social interactions and thought processes are commonly affected and those to the more extreme and of the autistic spectrum face never being able to lead a fully independent life.

Jaimes Lewis Moran, a Leeds Green Party member and 2016 Local Election candidate for Killingbeck & Seacroft Ward, shares his story of moving out into his own house, a situation which is stressful for any person.

Read Jaimes' story on Facebook here.