05 Apr World Autism Awareness Week 1st – 7th April
Students from the ARP held a lunch for invited guests to raise awareness.
This week students at Jo Richardson have been learning about Autism to raise awareness as part of Autism Awareness Week. Some of the key things shared this week are:
- Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world.
- There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. That’s about one in every 100 people.
- People with Autism face discrimination because of lack of understanding about their condition. Consequently, they have less job opportunities which reduces life chances.
Students with Autism are very much a part of the Jo Richardson community as the school has an Additional Resource Provision (ARP) which supports students with Autism. Raising
awareness and understanding of Autism is central to Jo Richardson’s inclusive ethos.
Students from the ARP held a lunch for invited guests to raise awareness of the school’s provision and how to support students with Autism.
ARP Lead Teacher