Watch: Holby City star narrates Autistica animation

Jules Robertson, who is autistic, gives an insight into what the world is like for him and many others

The autism research charity Autistica released a short animated film this week as part of its #UnderstandMore campaign.

The film was released to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week, which takes place annually in the first week of April.

It is narrated by the Holby City actor Jules Robertson, who is autistic.

The film tells people about the challenges experienced daily by people with autism and how research can improve their lives.

Autistica spent £6,000 creating the animation in conjunction with the creative agency The Like Minded.

It was developed with autistic people and their family members on Autistica’s insight group.

Jon Spiers, chief executive of Autistica, said: "We want to challenge people’s view of research to show that our work is all about people and building longer, healthier, happier lives."

Robertson said: "?I wanted to support Autistica because its research is all about understanding our world so that it can make things better."

Asked what advice the charity would give charities considering making films like this one, a spokeswoman for the charity said they should use insights from their communities at every stage and work with agencies that embraced the same approach.

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