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What is World Autism Awareness Week?
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day that takes place on the 2nd of April every year. Throughout this day thousands of people take part in activities to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.
This year World Autism Awareness Week will be taking place from the 1 – 7 April.
Over the years more and more awareness of Autism has been raised, but there is still so much more work to be done to make more people 100% understand what Autism is.
How to get involved?
- Fundraise your way. Sign up to receive a fantastic fundraising pack full of great ideas and resources – including Anne Hegerty’s fiendishly difficult quiz, or trying Jane Asher’s spectrum cupcake recipe.
- Fundraise at school. Sign up and receive a specially tailored fundraising guide for teachers and school staff, which includes free awareness resources and lesson plans.
- Join us on a Spectrum Night Walk. Join hundreds of other passionate walkers on Saturday 6 April across London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff or Belfast, and raise money and awareness for autistic people and families.
- Take on our virtual challenge. Go the distance for the 700,000 autistic people in the UK with our unique virtual challenge, 7k for 700k.
What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects a person’s communication skills, socialising skills and how they experience the world around them.
An autistic person sees, hears and feels the world differently to other people. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties but, being autistic will affect them in different ways.
If a person on the autism spectrum is given the right kind of support and level of support they are able to learn and develop. Click Here to learn more.
Throughout the week Rhino Sensory UK will be sharing multi-sensory equipment ideas especially for Autism and, building overall awareness of the support available.
We would love to see what you are all getting up to throughout the week, please share with us on our social media pages: