World Autism Awareness Week

Why raise awareness of autism?

At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism... so there are autistic people at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards autistic people and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives but we also know that helping people to understand autism will equip them to accept and empathise with autistic people.

World Autism Awareness Week took place from Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April 2017.  At school we held an egg decorating competition to raise money for the National Autistic Society (www.autism.org.uk) to help raise awareness of autism and people living with autism.  One winner from each class won a prize.