April is Autism Awareness month
On Friday 28th April please ‘Light it up blue’ for Autism Awareness by wearing something blue to raise Autism awareness for a small donation of 50p.
Why raise awareness of autism in school?
At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism… so there are children with autism at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards people with autism and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives. But we also know that helping young people – and adults – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathize with people with autism.
This Sesame Street video might also be helpful especially for younger children: