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World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week 2020: 30th March to 5th April

I work within the inclusion team as ‘Autism support and intervention worker’. I support students with Autism Spectrum conditions within the school, ensuring that the best quality of support is provided for students and parents.

I recently contacted Chis Packham through his agent to see whether he would kindly write a quote for our school, to inspire our students (in particular those on the ASD spectrum) and to help raise awareness. Chris is also an ambassador of the charity NAS (National Autistic Society). With the help of his very friendly PA (Cate) and Chris himself, we were very fortunate to have a personalised quote and photo for the students of Greenshaw:

“Life can be difficult, especially when you are a bit different. And especially when you are young. But you can make things better and easier by concentrating on what you can do, rather than what you can’t. And there is a lot you can do, things that many people can’t, because being different means you have abilities they can’t even dream of. Use your powers to be super!”

I really hope that this quote inspires our students and gives them hope and determination to be the best that they can be! I want them to believe in themselves as much as we believe in them.

Mrs Mitchell, Autism Support and Intervention