At Axcis, we are hugely proud to sponsor the National Autistic Society. That’s why we like to encourage the schools and candidates we work with, as well as the staff in our own offices, to get involved in World Autism Awareness Week. Find out more about it, as well as how you can get involved here.
What is World Autism Awareness Week?
Each year, in the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day, our partners at the National Autistic Society encourage the public to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days where schools, workplaces and individuals, along with their families and friends can take part in activities to raise money and awareness for The National Autistic Society.
When is World Autism Awareness Week (WAAW) 2018?
World Autism Awareness week 2018 runs from the 26 March until the 2nd April
Why is it important to support this cause?
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. It is therefore important not only to spread awareness of autism, but also about how to best support those who live with it every day.
How you can get involved
You can sign up for a fundraising pack here.
There are lots of organised activities you can choose from, including holding a bake sale, taking part in Onesie Wednesday or running a quiz. Or why not get creative and come up with your own fundraising ideas?
What will we be doing at Axcis?
It has become a bit of a tradition at Axcis to get involved with Onesie Wednesday – so our staff will be coming to work in their favourite PJ’s or Onesie for the day (watch our social media pages for pictures) on Wednesday 28th March.
Some of our teams will also be holding a bake sale – just like Kenny in the promotional film released by the National Autistic Society in support of World Autism Awareness Week 2018 – if you’ve not seen the film, why not take a look?
If you are not able to take part in WAAW 2018, don’t worry – there are plenty of ways you can spread autism awareness in your school at a time more convenient to you. Why not sign up for the National Autistic Society’s “MyWorld” teaching resources, which are excellent and completely free of charge?
Are you seeking work with young people with autism?
If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a special needs teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register today and find out how we can assist you? We have offices nationwide and a team of expert consultants who have proven relationships with specialist and mainstream schools in your area.