Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Having an understanding and awareness of autism is a vital first step in planning your own autism-friendly or relaxed performance. Our experts will explain what autism is, how it can affect people and why making small adjustments to your performance can make a big difference to autistic people of all ages, allowing you to tap into a vast new audience. This session is suitable for performers, directors, writers and venue staff. The National Autistic Society wants to work in partnership with everyone involved.