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Join us and hundreds of other schools on 1-7 April, and help create a society that works for the 140,000 school-age autistic children in the UK. Simply sign up to receive your free schools pack full of easy fundraising ideas such as a Spectrum Non Uniform Day, a Spectrum Bake sale and a Spectrum quiz from the amazing Anne Hegerty, star of ITV's The Chase.

Free fundraising pack and teaching resources

We are also busy preparing some age-specific resources to help you teach about autism in your school. So keep your eyes peeled for those as they are coming soon - just make sure you're signed up and have downloaded your pack by the link below and we'll email them to you when they are ready.

Get your free pack

Win a visit from Anne Hegerty

Schools - Anne Hegerty may have left the jungle but you could win a visit to your school from our favourite I’m a Celebrity hero and star of the game show The Chase.

We’ve all loved seeing Anne’s strength and resilience on recent live television, and she is doing a wonderful job in increasing public understanding of autism.

We want you to join Anne this World Autism Awareness Week by simply signing your school up to get involved in activities during the week.

We’ll send you a pack full of all the great resources you need to learn more about autism in class – from teacher's lesson plans to fun fundraising activities the whole school can get involved in.

Every school entry we receive will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a visit from Anne Hegerty herself to your school.

So make sure your school is signed up to be in with a chance, and join us and Anne on a mission to create a society that works for the 700,000 autistic people in the UK.

Good luck!

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Terms and conditions

By filling out the ‘schools’ World Autism Awareness Week form, not only are you signing up for free resources for the week but your school will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a visit to your school from Anne Hegerty.

  1. This competition is promoted by the National Autistic Society, a company limited by guarantee, registration number 01205298 and a charity registered in England and Wales under number 269425 and in Scotland under number SC039427, whose registered office is 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG.
  2. By entering this competition all entrants (referred to as 'you' from now on) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and that we reserve the right to reject entries from those who do not comply fully with these terms and conditions.
  3. This competition is open to entrants from the UK only.
  4. Employees of the National Autistic Society, their close relatives, elected National Autistic Society branch members and anyone else connected with the organising of this competition are not permitted to enter.
  5. Entries to the competition are automatic once you fill out the school-specific World Autism Awareness Week form. Please note that filling out the other World Autism Awareness Week form (that is not for schools) will not generate an entry to this competition. If you do not want your school entered into the competition, please email:
  6. Schools must be registered by a relevant schools regulatory body in the UK.
  7. The date of the visit will be decided due to availability of Anne Hegerty and as such, the winning school will not be able to choose a specific date for the visit.
  8. Participating schools must be aware that the National Autistic Society will share the school name of the winner on our website and digital channels. By accommodating this prize, the winning school accepts that it may receive a level of publicity including the school’s name and potentially requests from the media and you hereby agree that this will be dealt with by the PR team at the National Autistic Society.
  9. One entry is allowed per school. If more than one member of staff have signed the school up to World Autism Awareness Week, the school’s multiple entries will be counted as one entry for the purpose of the competition.
  10. The closing time and date for entries is 11.59pm (Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday 31 March 2019. All entries received after this time will be disqualified and no responsibility will be accepted for entries received late or not received, for any reason.
  11. The winning entry will be selected at random from the list of schools who completed the school specific world autism awareness week 2019 form, and who have met all other terms and conditions.
  12. The National Autistic Society and Anne Hegerty reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition details and/or these terms and conditions without notice should an event outside of the National Autistic Society or Anne Hegerty’s control happen. Any changes to these terms and conditions or to the competition generally will be effective immediately upon being posted on this website.
  13. The winner will be contacted to be informed of their prize by email or telephone. Failure to respond within 48 hours will mean another winner is chosen.  
  14. Any decision made by the National Autistic Society is final and will not be influenced.