World Autism Acceptance Week
World Autism Acceptance Week 2023 is from 27 March to 2 April. World Autism Acceptance Day itself falls on Sunday, 2 April. This week exists to raise acceptance of autism and work towards building a more inclusive world to help improve the lives of autistic children and people in the UK and around the world.
Events for World Autism Acceptance Week 2023
London Virtual Autistic Conference
- In conjunction with NHS England, we're holding our second free online conference Wednesday, 29 March and Friday, 31 March 2023. This year's conference focuses on 'Preparing for Adulthood' with inspiring neurodivergent people sharing their research, knowledge and lived experiences about their journey into adulthood.
#ActuallyHaringey - The Autism Hub
- #ActuallyHaringey is an early help provision enabling autistic adults 16+ to live independent, fulfilling lives within their community. In celebration of World Autism Acceptance Week, they're hosting various inclusive events for autistic adults, friends, supporters, and professionals.
How schools can get involved
We'd love schools to promote acceptance of autism and help improve the lives of autistic children in the UK. One in 100 children is autistic; you most likely have autistic children in your school. The National Autistic Society has free guides for parents, carers, and teaching professionals (external link).
Autism Acceptance Week resources
Schools can download an age-appropriate pack for their setting from Autism Education Trust regarding Autism Acceptance Week:
Neurodiversity Celebration Week (13 - 19 March 2023)
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. On the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website, schools, universities, students, parents and organisations can find resources filtered by neurodivergence and audience (external link).
Please note: although these are the suggested weeks, please plan your activities when it fits best with your school calendar.
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