SWINDON’S adult health and social care provider, SEQOL, is urging businesses to promote World Autism Day with Onesie Wednesday.

On April 2, SEQOL is hoping as many people as possible will wear a onesie to work in support of the local branch of the National Autistic Society.

SEQOL provides diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for adults who suspect they may have an autism spectrum condition, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

In Swindon, the autism community comprises around 2,200 individuals of all ages.

Onesie Wednesday aims to encourage people across the country to show their support for anyone on the autistic spectrum by “being different” and wearing a onesie to work or school. Funds are also being raised for the Swindon and District branch of the National Autistic Society to support local people and their families with ASD.

Oriana Morrison-Clarke, Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist on the SEQOL Autism team and Branch Officer for the NAS, said: “Many, many people have benefitted over the years from the Swindon and District NAS Branch, which is run by volunteers. We want to be able to continue to deliver valuable advice and support and the Onesie Wednesday is a great initiative to raise awareness of ASD and raise much needed funds”.

For details on Onesie Wednesday and for fundraising support packs visit www.swindistnas.org.uk.

Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/SwindonandDistrictBranch.