Autism Awareness Week

11th March 2016

Hillcrest families will be taking part in Autism Awareness Week - the week of 14th March. 

We know that indifference, intolerance and hostility towards autistic people and their families can lead to extreme social isolation, mental illness and profoundly unhappy lives.

But, we also know that helping young people – as well as teachers – to understand autism as they grow up will equip a new generation with the knowledge to accept and empathise with autistic people.

At least 1 in every 100 people in the UK have autism... there are autistic people at our school and in our community, who you see every day.

During the week, children will take part in a series of lessons looking at Autism from a child’s perspective and linked with our Jigsaw scheme of work – It's good to be different!

Mrs Sewell will be leading the week with staff and families.
 
Here's a great video explaining autism from a child's point of view.