Oh take a look at The National Autistic Society as they have had a bit of a makeover with a new logo, a new vision and mission.
Their vision now is: a society that works for autistic people and their mission is:
To transform lives by being a trusted source of support and practical advice for autistic people and their families at key stages in life.
To change attitudes by working with businesses, policy makers, autism professionals and the public to reduce isolation and open up opportunities in society as a whole.
The values remain the same: we learn from experience, tell it like it is and are courageous.
Not bad eh? Nice positive statements there for the future of the NAS and what it will mean for people on the autistic spectrum. The logo is nice, fresh and very modern with it's bright colours. It represents the spectrum, with the flow of colours running through it and takes the form of an 'a' for autism.
I like it and think it needed a bit of a update after a good many years. I didn't actually have a problem with the old logo, it was believed to be seen as patronising but I never saw it that way. I can't see an 'a' so much in the new logo but I suppose it's subtly there.
The word 'autistic' seems to be more commonly used now which will take me a bit of time to get used to. Personally I've never liked the word 'autistic' but I must be in the minority, not sure what it is but I would always shy away from using it. I tended to move towards saying 'people with autism' or 'living with autism' but they are phrases we are now encouraged not to use now so I'm obviously going to have to change my ways.
It's a good move though and it's nice to see a charity which was founded 56 years ago moving with the ever changing times and I think with new visions it encourages us all to make this world a better place for autistic people and their families.
I hope you like the changes too, let me know what you think.
Thank you so much for reading today. Please join me again tomorrow for Pass the Remote but for now.......
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