World Autism Awareness Week 2017


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From 27th March to 2nd April, there are lots of ways to get involved in 2017's World Autism Awareness Week at School. Teach your students about autism, fundraise for autistic people and spread the word with free resources like lesson plans, activities and idea packs!

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 young people – and teachers – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathise with autistic people.

How teachers and students can get involved 

Schools’ Autism Awareness Week invited teachers and pupils to:

  • learn about autism and in fun, imaginative lessons, activities and assemblies that are level-specific
  • plan and take part in amazing fundraising activities
  • help spread the word about why it's so important to understand and accept autism.

Free teacher resource packs

Don't forget to download a free teacher resource pack too. Each pack is level-specific, and contains teacher guidance, lesson and assembly plans, presentations and activities to help you improve understanding of autism at school.

Visit the National Autistic Society website to find out more.