World Autism Awareness Week 2016
This year the National Autistic Society is once again spreading the word about autism throughout their World Autism Awareness Week, which runs from Saturday 2 April to Friday 8 April.
The week is a chance for everyone to get involved to help fundraise, spread awareness, and ultimately to make a positive change to the lives of people with autism.
Making A Difference
The NAS recognise that over 700,000 people in the UK are living with autism
, and that autism touches the lives of 2.8 million people each day. Their aim is make sure that all individuals with autism are "understood, appreciated and accepted"
To join in, you can take part in the Night Walks for Autism or visit their pop-up shops which are cropping up across the UK over the next week; you can find out more about these events here http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week.aspx
Sam's Twitter SEN Q&A
If you are a parent of a child with autism
you'll know that obtaining suitable education and social care provision is a top priority, but that ensuring this can be a minefield. We specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) education issues
and advise on all aspects of the SEN Support and Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) processes.Samantha Hale
is a Solicitor specialising in Education and Community Care Law, and on 7th April you can have the chance to ask Sam any of your SEN questions.
If you need answers, all you need to do is send a tweet to @SM_EduComCare
with the hashtag #askSM
along with your query – you can also direct message us if you'd like your question answered privately.
Keep an eye on the @SM_EduComCare
twitter as we'll announcing the exact times for the Q&A shortly.
Education Law Experts
Our Education Law team at Simpson Millar
are proud to support the families of children and young people with autism. We help to ensure that individuals can have fair and equal access to the education and provisions they need to thrive.If you are a parent of a child with SEN and would like some advice, you can get in touch with Sam on 7Th April via our Twitter Q&A.