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(UK) Cumbria to celebrate "World Autism Acceptance Week"

Mar 28, 2022, Cumberland News: Cumbria prepares for World Autism Acceptance Week https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/20027111.cumbria-prepares-world-autism-acceptance-week/

NW England Cumbria County Council to step up for World Autism Acceptance Week. World Autism Acceptance Week falls from March, 28 - April, 2 and looks to showcase activities that increase the acceptance of autism whilst raising funds for the National Autistic Society. Each district's council in Cumbria have nominated an Autism Champion, a role to champion and promote awareness of the development disability. Cumbria Libraries were also the first library service in the country to work with the National Autistic Society to offer a specialist collection of books and DVDs about the condition, with all books and DVD's available to anyone who may like to learn more about things that might help autistic people. Libraries within Millom and Whitehaven have been recognised by the National Autistic Society as being autism friendly, for their adoption of a sensory area, access to regular weekly autism support sessions, social stories and visual maps of library layouts to provide the clarity needed to help plan visits. The council have said by doing so, the libraries are able to offer a safe space for those dealing with autism to spend time together. Sally Senejko, Senior Manager SEND & Inclusion said: "I am delighted the Council is supporting National Autism Acceptance Week again this year. Councillors and officers have worked alongside members of the local business community, parents, carers and people on the autistic spectrum to develop autism awareness communities all over the county, allowing people living with autism and their families to access and enjoy services and facilities that we all take for granted….


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