World Autism Acceptance Week
Monday 27 March – Sunday 2 April 2023
Join us for a colourful week of fundraising
World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March – 2 April 2023! Our theme for 2023 is colour, and we have a new virtual challenge, the Spectrum Colour Challenge; a new in-person event, the Spectrum Colour Walks; and lots of ideas to get your fundraising off to a colourful start.
We need you, more than ever, to join us in supporting the 700,000 autistic people in the UK. Every penny raised by you, our amazing supporters, will help deliver our ambitious plans to transform our society into one that truly works for autistic people.
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What does autism acceptance mean to you?
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From awareness to acceptance
Why we changed the name
In 2021, based on your feedback, we changed the name of our fundraising campaign to World Autism Acceptance Week (from World Autism Awareness Week). Thank you to everyone who helped with this.
We’ve come a long way in the past 60 years, and today almost everyone has heard of autism. But far too few people understand what it’s actually like to be autistic – both the strengths you can have and how hard life can be at times.
No one should feel judged for being autistic or have to wait many months or even years for a potentially life-changing diagnosis, vital help and support. We need society to change. Autistic children, adults, and their families just want to be understood, supported and accepted in their communities, schools and workplaces.
After this name change, it’s brought about a conversation that gets us all thinking about how society still needs to make changes to support autistic people. We think it’s important to keep that conversation going for 2023.
Can we help?
Frequently Asked Questions
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