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World Autism Acceptance Week 2023

When is World Autism Acceptance Week?

This year, World Autism Acceptance Week is from 27th March to 2nd April. World Autism Acceptance Day itself falls on Sunday 2nd April.

There are currently around 700,000 autistic people in the UK. We want to live in a more inclusive world: a world where autistic people are accepted in society and able to live a life of choice and opportunity. During the week we will be sharing lots of information and ideas on how everyone can play their part in making this happen.


How can I get involved?

There will be lots of ways for you to get involved during the week. In the meantime, we have loads of resources to help your understanding of autism. Take a look and share with family, friends or colleagues who might find it useful.


Fundraising activities

This World Autism Acceptance Week, your donation can make a difference.

By making a donation you will be helping us continue to provide life-changing services to autistic children and their families, such as our free-to-attend Early Years’ service, and training and resources focused on building family resilience.


If you’d like to host an event during the week, head over to our fundraise for us page which has loads of ideas you could try. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way. If you already have a fundraising event planned for the week, we’d love to hear from you.


Awareness or acceptance

In previous years, the week has been known as World Autism Awareness Week and World Autism Awareness Day. In 2021 a change was made to World Autism Acceptance Week to align with the goal of communities being inclusive of autistic people.


Click here for our content from last year.

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