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World Autism Awareness Week 2020 is back from 30 March to 5 April

It’s so incredibly important that students are learning about autism so they can better understand their classmates. While schools are closed for the foreseeable future, lots of your plans will have to be put on hold and you may be considering postponing your lesson plans and fundraising activity until the school starts again.

Here’s how you can still get involved:

Share free learning resources with your parent network

Our learning resources created for World Autism Awareness Week have been developed for different key stages in line with the National Curriculum, and are a great way to teach about being kind, learning about how we’re the same, and how we’re different, and understanding autism better. Share the resources with parents through your networks so they can use the resources at home during this time.

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Tune in to a very special episode of Daisy & Ollie

At 7.10am on Thursday 2 April, during World Autism Awareness Week, a special episode of ‘Daisy & Ollie’ will be broadcast on Milkshake, on Channel 5. Guest starring Christine and Paddy McGuinness as the parents of a brand new character, Theo. Watch the episode then use our Early Years learning activities as part of your resource pack at home with your children.

Share free learning resources with your parent network

Our learning resources created for World Autism Awareness Week have been developed for different key stages in line with the National Curriculum, and are a great way to teach about being kind, learning about how we’re the same, and how we’re different, and understanding autism better. Share the resources with parents through your networks so they can use the resources at home during this time.

Sign up for your free resources

Host a virtual coffee morning

With the changes we’ve already seen in recent weeks to society, it’s more important than ever that we continue to, raise awareness about autism and find new ways to support autistic people and their families and we do need financial support to do this.

Why not organize a coffee morning with your colleagues and their loved ones at home over a video streaming platform and ask them to donate a few pounds.

You can set up a JustGiving page easily here and ask people to donate what they’d have spent on a morning coffee using email or social media platforms.

Share our information and resources on coronavirus

We know for many autistic people and their families it is difficult to cope with the changes and impact coronavirus has made to our daily lives. To help, we’ve created some handy tips to help during this time of uncertainty - share these with your school’s parent network.