World Autism Awareness Month

April 2018

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Making Sense of Autism

Making Sense Of Autism - Stephen Clements I.jpgAutism NI Patron, Stephen Clements is calling on local businesses, schools and communities across Northern Ireland to support World Autism Awareness Month this April, and get behind the charity’s new campaign - ‘Making Sense of Autism’.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people communicate, how they interact with others and how they ‘make sense’ of the world’.

Stephen says, “Our new ‘Making Sense of Autism’ campaign aims to raise awareness about Autism in the classroom, in the work place and in the local community. Join us today and help raise vital funds and awareness for the Charity across Northern Ireland”.

Family Fun Days 

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Celebrate World Autism Awareness Month, this April and join Autism NI for our new #MakingSenseOfAutism Family Fun Days.  Taking place across Northern Ireland our Family Fun Days will give ALL families an opportunity to find out more about Autism and enjoy a fun FREE interactive kids zone and health fair.

In the Classroom

Schools Sensory Challenge

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Local schools can join our #MakingSenseOfAutism Schools Sensory Challenge which raise awareness about Autism in the classroom by encouraging pupils to take part in a 'sensory' challenge and help raise vital funds for Autism NI. To register your school, please email schools@autismni.org or call 028 9040 1729 (Option 3).

One in forty school children in Northern Ireland is diagnosed with Autism and we rely on your help to improve the lives of children and adults affected by this hidden disability. With a 67% increase of school aged children with Autism over the past 5 years, Autism NI is calling for mandatory Autism training for all teachers and classroom assistants.

In the Community

Walk 5K a Day

Step up to this challenge and 'Walk 5K a Day' every day in April to support our #MakingSenseOfAutism awareness campaign. Each participant who signs up will received a FREE fundraising pack which includes a t-shirt, pedometer, sponsor forms and a record chart. This is a great way to raise Autism awareness in your community, get active and also raise vital funds for individuals with Autism. To register and receive a FREE fundraising pack, email events@autismni.org or call 028 9040 1729 (Option 3).

Autism NI supports individuals and their families affected by Autism to become integrated and valued members of the community, and the campaign will in hosting a series of ‘Making Sense of Autism’ Family Fun Days to give everyone an opportunity to learn more our more about Autism and how you can support individuals and their families affected by Autism in the local community.