This week, the whole world celebrates Autism Awareness Week. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate this event with our children. However, if you would like to have a discussion with your child about what autism is and how it affects those around them, the video on the link below is a brilliant stimulus for that conversation. It introduces a new Sesame St. character called Julia, who is autistic. The characters discuss how Julia is different in a sensitive way and celebrates what makes her unique and special.
If you would like more information about autism, the National Autistic Society website is a very useful resource.
The upheaval we have seen in recent weeks is likely to have been very challenging for all children, but can be especially difficult for those with autistic spectrum disorders. If you have any questions about autism, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will pass the query on to one of our SENDCOs.