This year, World Autism Acceptance Week is from 28 March to 3 April.
The first ever Autism Acceptance Week (then called Autism Awareness Week) dates back to 2nd April 2007, when the first ever World Autism Acceptance Day happened. The original concept of educating people about Autism Spectrum Condition and celebrating the achievements of Autistic people continues to be the focus of these events today. For almost 15 years this week has been recognised and celebrated.
There are many individuals who have family members affected by Autism as well as Carers and Care Workers who are interested in understanding more about what autism is and how it affects a person’s daily life.
Autism Awareness is amongst the most popular of our eLearning Courses powered by Video and as with all of our courses the first module is free so you can decide if the full course is right for your needs.
Today Glove Business Solutions will be asking “Why is Autism awareness so important?” and “How can I celebrate Autism awareness Week 2022?”
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Find out more about autism by watching this film narrated by Alan Gardner, the Autistic Gardener
Many people are diagnosed as young children, typically between 2 and 4 years of age, although for some diagnosis comes quite a lot later, including into adulthood for those who were not diagnosed in childhood.
How is autism defined?
Autism is often defined by its difficulties, but many report it can also bring benefits. The cognitive strengths of some individuals may mean that they can focus on tasks without breaks in concentration, and individuals with autism report the enjoyment they get from their unique way of thinking and perspective of the world.
Jim Guttman is a father of two children and in his article for Autism Speaks
He says “I’m never offended by the concept of “autism awareness”, for many people it’s the first time they really speak openly about what autism is. When they do, they have a chance to learn about people like my son and understand that he’s not all that different from them. When we increase their understanding of what autism is, it leads to their acceptance of people like him. Why? Because Lucas and many others are amazing human beings. Once you understand this, you have no choice to accept and love them.
Being taught awareness, acceptance, and appreciation ensures the next generation of support and understanding for this broad range of conditions.
The National Autistic Society is is inviting you to join them in their 60th Year to fundraise with lots of tips, ideas and resources. The Super 60 Challenge, Spectrum Night Walks and Anne Hegarty’s Spectrum Quiz are amongst the activities you can get involved with. There are 60 Ways you can help.
There are a great deal of Autism Crafts and Gifts for you to buy to show your support for those with any of the many conditions on the spectrum. Some of my Favourites can be found online and are very affordable.
There is a great deal of support for those affected by Autism and lots of people will be involved in the celebration of Autism Acceptance Week 2022. Our Awareness Training has helped many people to understand what it is, and how it affects a child’s daily life. It covers what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how to provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
I hope you enjoyed learning more about why Autism Awareness is so important and what you can do to celebrate Autism Awareness Week 2022.
To mark the occasion why not enjoy the first module of our Autism Awareness Course for FREE!