We couldn’t mention March without talking about our favourite time of the year: World Autism Awareness Week! In 2017, over 6,000 of you signed up and raised nearly £300,000 for the charity. This was our biggest and best World Autism Awareness Week yet.

If you want to get involved in 2018, sign up now

One of our amazing supporters, Claire Packer, held an on-line auction around World Autism Awareness Week. AUT:CTION was run via Instagram and has so far raised £30,000. You can read her son, Ned’s, story on Instagram.

Every year, the National Garden Scheme helps 3,700 gardens to open to the public and raise vital funds and awareness for a number of charities. In March, we received the National Garden Scheme's Gardening and Wellbeing Grant. The grant meant we were able to bring the significant benefits of cultivating and spending time in a beautiful garden to more autistic people and their families across the country. Find out more about the National Garden Scheme

That month, our Professionals Awards recognised the autism services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative practice to make a difference to the lives of autistic people. See our 2017 winners, and we hope you all nominated for our 2018 awards.

Ps In March, we also reached 1 million unique users visiting our website, www.autism.org.ukWOW!

Find out what happened in April!