A chance to understand more about living with autism will be provided by Bolton Council, in partnership with NHS Bolton.
World Autism Awareness Day takes place on Saturday, April 2 and events will be held throughout the country for people with autism and people who would like to find out more about the condition.
Bolton Library will host a Human Library and listening event on the day from 2pm to 4pm and both events are open to the public on a drop-in basis.
This will be the third Human Library at the venue, following on from previous successful events.
The idea is for participants to “borrow” a person instead of a book in order to learn more about their lives and experiences.
On April 2, anyone interested in learning more about autism will be able speak to someone who is living with the condition, either first hand or as a carer or family member, or someone who works with people who have autism.
At the same time, visitors to the library will get the chance to discuss their needs and experiences at an autism listening event.
The information gathered at this event will enable the organisations concerned to understand people’s needs and help plan any future provision.
A questionnaire will be available on the day. Alternatively, people can visit the Bolton Council website and fill out the form.
For more information about the events in Bolton, contact the council on 01204 333333. Alternatively, visit the World Autism Awareness Day website for information about autism.