We're looking forward to 2017's World Autism Awareness Week at School, supported by Axcis!
Our first ever World Autism Awareness Week at School was truly amazing. Thousands of schools took part and that means tens of thousands of children learned something about autism, thanks to teachers across the UK, who committed to improving understanding and raising funds. These children will grow up to build a world in which autistic people are understood, supported and appreciated.
For next year, we will be making World Autism Week at School bigger and better than ever!
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Check out what a few of those schools got up to in our video…
We know that indifference, intolerance and hostility towards autistic people and their families leads to extreme social isolation, mental illness and profoundly unhappy lives.
But, we also know that helping young people – as well as teachers – to understand autism as they grow up will equip a new generation with the knowledge to accept and empathise with autistic people.
At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism... so chances are there are autistic people at your school, who you see every day.
Schools’ Autism Awareness Week invited teachers and pupils to…
• learn about autism and in fun, imaginative lessons, activities and assemblies that are level-specific
• plan and take part in amazing fundraising activities
• help spread the word about why it's so important to understand and accept autism.
Even though it’s been and gone for 2016, there is no reason why you can’t get your school involved in raising money and awareness in the autumn term. Our 2016 resources are still available to download below and our 2017 resources will be up and ready soon.
Free teacher resource packs
Don't forget to download a free teacher resource pack too. Each pack is level-specific, and contains teacher guidance, lesson and assembly plans, presentations and activities to help you improve understanding of autism at school.