Our BHE family team is proud to get behind World Autism Awareness Week 2020. Running from 30th March to 5th April, the week aims to spread awareness and increase acceptance in our communities of those with autism.
Autism is a cause close to our hearts, and BHE is committed to raising awareness in our workplace and making our business fully autism-friendly. With only 16% of autistic people in full-time employment, awareness, understanding and acceptance needs to improve in all industries throughout the country and worldwide to provide much-needed opportunities where those with autism can thrive.
About World Autism Awareness Week
World Autism Awareness Week, run by the National Autistic Society, runs in the same week as the internationally-recognised World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April.
Events taking place during the week help to raise vital funds to support the Society’s work in the UK, and include anything from sponsored walks, runs, swims and cycles to bake sales and more!
The National Autistic Society’s website contains helpful information and resources, including learning resources for schools and the free workplace pack above, which contains guidance on how to make your workplace more open and accessible to those with autism.
Interested in supporting World Autism Awareness Week?
From Spectrum Night Walks to 7k for 700k events and community fundraising, find out how you can your business can support World Autism Awareness Week and the National Autistic Society here.