AN awareness tour with a difference begins this week as people are being encouraged to share their experiences of autism by sitting on a sofa in the middle of the High Street.

Understand Autism – the Sofa Tour began in Trowbridge yesterday and will be outside the Guildhall in Salisbury next Tuesday, July 8.

Professionals, carers, parents and people with autism will be on hand to speak of their experiences from 10am to 2pm.