5 things that you can do for World Autism Awareness Week include watching a movie, reading an interesting blog on autism, donating, volunteering and many more.

The National Autistic Society of the UK has a website with lots of other ideas, so it will be useful to visit their site to see all the autism activities recommended.

Five great ideas for Autism Week are suggested below.

5) Watch an Autism movie

Charity Today has reported that there is an autistic woman in a movie made by the National Autistic Society. It is interesting to see a female in the movie, as for many years it was believed that more males suffered from autism than females.

"The film is powerful and, follows an autistic woman who is so anxious about her train journey to work that she feels unable to leave the house at all."

The lead is played by Saskia Lupin, who is autistic. You can watch it by navigating to the Too Much Information page on the autism.org.uk website or view the snippet video below for more information.

4) Make a donation to the Autism Society

On the same website where you can watch the movie, you can make a donation to help support the work done for autistic people. This is especially useful if you would like to help out somehow, but have limited time to give. The money is used to fund the helpline advisers who are on hand to help parents with autistic children.

If you can afford to donate, this is best as the main point of this week is to fundraise.

3) Read a good blog about autism and get educated

Maybe you're not even sure what the autistic spectrum means? Well, you can always go and find out about it. This type of information is good to know and you never know when it will come in handy. If you do a Google search for 'autistic blog,' you will see that Medical News Today lists 10 of the best blogs in 2017.

2) Volunteer to help

There are lots of different ways you can volunteer to help the autism.org charity. On their website, you can click through and see the sort things you can do. You can search through the database by ticking boxes for your region, job categories and available time.

1) Buy a book on the subject and let your teens read it too

If you have teens in the house then one book that will be great for the whole family to read is available on Indigo.ca. However, search around online and you may be able to find it elsewhere. It is called "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids On the Spectrum."

Compiled by Mary Beth Marsden, Nancy Burrows, and Dr. Rebecca Landa, it is composed of 101 insightful stories. Todaysparent writes that they are "stories written by parents and experts for parents who have children with autism or Asperger’s and these stories of experience will make you cry and laugh."

You don't need to have an autistic person in your family to feel the love, the comfort, the laughs and the deep emotions that come from caring for an autistic child.

Now you know just a few of the things you can do this World Autism Awareness Week. And if you run out of time this week, don't fret as the whole of April is World Autism Month.