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World Autism Awareness Week
30th March 2020 - 5th April 2020
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day taking place on 2 April every year. In the week of 30 March – 5 April surrounding this day, we encourage the public to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days where people across the UK take part in activities to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.
How can I get involved?
There’s plenty of ways to raise awareness of autism and fundraise during World Autism Awareness Week. Click on the links below to get your awareness and fundraising resources.
Sign up for your fundraising pack to find out four easy ways to get involved in the week, from our 7k for 700k challenge to holding a Spectrum bake sale and more!
Do you work in a school? Find out here how they can get access to lots of free age-appropriate learning resources to teach students more about autism.
We’ve also created resources for workplaces to learn more about autism and how to better support their colleagues. Find out more here.
Why we need your support
We’ve come a long way in raising awareness about autism but there’s still more to be done. We need the public’s support to raise vital funds to continue running campaigns and influencing government decision making, training and sharing knowledge with professionals working with autistic people, and so much more – and that’s where you come in.
- £5 could pay for a recently diagnosed adult to call our helpline for support and advice
- £40 could pay for a parent of an autistic child to have an hour long telephone consultation with our Education Rights Service
- £200 could fund our Parent to Parent service for a day.
Autism at Work
Only 16% of autistic people are in full-time employment and this needs to change. With small adjustments and better understanding, it could be easier for autistic people to find employment, put their talents to good use and thrive in the workplace.
Learn how your workplace can get involved: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week/form-organisational.aspx