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The National Autistic Society

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January 2015




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Stand out for autism this World Autism Awareness Week!

27 March – 2 April


This year, in the run up to World Autism Awareness Day (2 April), we have a whole week of activities that you can get involved in. Join us to celebrate difference and raise money for people with autism and their families.


You could choose to take part in our brand new 'Night Walks for autism', a pink and purple bake-off, or even take part in the return of Onesie Wednesday™!


You’ll find many more ideas to make it a week to remember by ordering your free resource pack at www.autism.org.uk/waaw.


Latest news


An amazing challenge for autism in 2015!

If you don't have any new year’s resolutions yet, never fear – we’re here to help! Why not get fit and do something amazing for autism, by taking on one of our life-changing challenges? You could run the Brighton Marathon or the BUPA London 10k, or cycle in our 300-mile or Nightrider event.



Teachers – we want your views

We want all schools to fully understand and have the resources to support pupils with autism. We've written a short survey to find out what we can do to help. If you’re a teacher or work in a school please fill it in and share the link with colleagues and friends.



Professional Conference 2015 − book your place now

Our conference in Harrogate on 3-4 March – sponsored by Axcis Education – is a must for all professionals working with autism. With over 600 delegates, international speakers and seminars, it's a chance to discuss best practice with experts. NAS members get a £50 discount. Register now.



AutismCon: Festival of the Mind
This brand new convention on 17 January at London’s Conway Hall is organised by and for people with autism. You can expect a diverse array of talent, including science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds, Britpop’s Johnny Dean, the X-Factor’s Lauren Lovejoy and more. Buy your tickets.



Newest NAS free school now open
Church Lawton School has opened this term in East Cheshire. The school caters for children aged 4 to 19 with autism or Asperger syndrome. It provides highly-specialised and versatile education to give pupils the best opportunities to learn and develop as individuals. Read more.


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