Tuesday 29th March 2022
Dear parents and carers,
RE: World Autism Acceptance Week
This week beginning the 28th March to April 3rd, we will be joining other schools by celebrating World Autism Acceptance Week. This year’s focus is inclusive education. As we know, autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that affects how people see the world and how they interact with others. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of autism by beginning to acknowledge attitudes towards autism and address how we can play our part as a school to help children/adults living with autism.
This week, children will engage in some autism awareness lessons within their classrooms. The children will be exploring what the world could look like from the point of view of a child with autism.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 30th March we will be celebrating ‘World Autism Acceptance’ Day and we would like all children to come to school wearing something blue. It would be great if your child could write a poem, draw a picture or write a few sentences about what autism means to them and how they could help a child in their class with autism. Please can children hand in their contribution to their class teacher on Friday. The ideas from your children during the week will contribute to our new autism friendly policy. We are very proud to be a school with a high percentage of children with autism and a school with a specialist provision. We strive to ensure that our children with autism feel valued, have a voice and are fully part of our school community.