Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Week

 

Why raise awareness of autism in your school?

At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism... so there are autistic people at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards autistic people and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives. But we also know that helping young people – and teachers – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathise with autistic people.

With that in mind, on Friday 31st March we are holding an Autism Awareness Day at school, and asking children (and staff!) to come to school in their pajamas or onesie to mark the day. We will be collecting donations for the National Autistic Society on the day, and will be very grateful for any donation you would like to contribute.