Skip to Content

Empowering People, Launching lives

World Autism Acceptance Week 2024

This World Autism Acceptance Week, we're asking you, our supporters, to take positive steps to help make the world a more inclusive place for autistic people.

You can get involved by supporting our work or using some of the suggestions below. If you’d like to make a direct difference to the work that we do, make a donation today. By supporting BeyondAutism, you’ll be helping children like Lucas, and his family. At two and a half, Lucas had been excluded from nursery because of his behaviours that challenge. With the help of Early Years, Lucas is now thriving at a mainstream school. Find out more about his story here.


Boy sat on chair holding see-through umbrella with woman pouring water over him through a pink watering can

5 ways everyone can make an impact this week and beyond

Learn about autism. Take our free introduction to autism online training course and gain a greater understanding about autism, behaviour, communication and much more. Do you have friends or family who are new to autism? Share the course with them to help develop their understanding.
Delve into our resource hub for great tips, tools and strategies. Whether you’re looking for support on a specific challenge such as toileting or sleep, or for advice when it comes to mental health, communication or education, there’s something for everyone in our new resource hub. Take a look today and share with your network.
Come and visit BeyondAutism. If you’re thinking about the next step in your child’s education, take a look at our services and get in touch to arrange a visit to one of our open days.
Make a difference for our learners by raising funds for BeyondAutism. Whether buying a table at Quiz Night, taking on a challenge event or creating your own fundraiser, you can have a direct impact on our learners’ education by raising funds. Find out more about how you can get involved today.
Share your experience. How could your personal experience shape those of others? We’re running a stakeholder survey to get the thoughts and of as many people as possible to inform our new 2025-30 strategy. Have your say today and help shape our future.


Decorative images


5 things you can do as a professional

Start a conversation. Think about how you can make your provision more inclusive and share some ideas with colleagues. What can you do to make your classroom more accessible for autistic learners? For some starting points take a look at our webinar on accessible classrooms.
Expand your knowledge and understanding. We’ve got a range of online CPD training for professionals to help you in your day-to-day role, from an introduction to autism, through to behaviour analysis, EBSA and autism – women and girls. Take a look today. What’s more, between 2nd – 8th April you can get 25% off any course using the code WAAW25! Or if you’re interested in face-to-face training, see what we can offer with our bespoke training offer tailored to your needs, ideal for INSET.
Get in touch. Looking for support with a pupil or group of pupils? Talk to our Outreach team and book your free consultation. Our expert team can provide specialist support, tailored to your provision, to help overcome the barriers to education and promote inclusion in your setting.
Register for upcoming events and delve deeper into autism and education. With our free monthly Lunch and Learns you’ll gain a greater understanding on big topics such as mental health, supporting siblings and sleep.
Make your workplace more inclusive. There are loads of simple things you can do to make your place of work more accessible for autistic employees. From changes to recruitment processes and adjustments you can make in the workplace, download our free employability toolkit or take our online employability training course to get started.

Purple banner with white circle and captions World Autism Acceptance Week 2nd - 8th April 2024, How will you make a difference?


When is World Autism Acceptance Week?

This year, World Autism Acceptance Week is from 2nd to 8th April. World Autism Acceptance Day itself falls on Tuesday 2nd April.


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.

Learner high five with staff member

Registered Charity No. 1082599. Registered in England and Wales Ltd by guarantee No. 4041459 Registered Office: Ashurst LLP, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London, E1 6PW