Autism Awareness Week 30th March – 5th April
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day taking place on 2 April every year. In the week surrounding this day, everyone is encouraged to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – where people across the UK take part in activities to raise awareness of Autism.
We’ve added some links from the National Autistic Society to copy to help you talk as a family about what this means, the idea of how we are the same, how we are different and how to be kind to one another. It also helps to explain the term ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) which is often used.
There are some resources you can share as part of your home teaching, including a mini assembly and activities associated with a special programme for younger children on Channel 5 on Thursday.
There are tips and helplines for those of different ages with Autism, about how to cope with the current times of great change. There are also a wide range of individual stories and experiences people have shared.
Wearing the colour blue on Thursday was due to be a sign of acknowledging this day, so why not celebrate this alongside our current show of thanks to people in the NHS.