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(UK) Telford: 400 elem. students celebrate "World Autism Acceptance Week"

Mar 29, 2023, Shropshire Star: Pupils mark start of World Autism Acceptance Week with playground bubbles

W. Midlands

More than 400 children at a primary school celebrated the first day of World Autism Acceptance Week by blowing bubbles to demonstrate how it can help with communication….

Mrs Olenik said: "Blowing bubbles is something which is fun for all and means all can be involved – both verbally and non-verbally. Children and adults of all ages take great joy from blowing and watching bubbles and they can often encourage children to think and act in their own natural way….

The school also held an assembly where staff and children talked about Autism. World Autism Day is marked on April 2, with Autism Acceptance Week having started on Monday.

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month, beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

This year marks the 16th annual World Autism Awareness Day.


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