World Autism Awareness Week


This week is World Autism Week!
(27th March – 2nd April 2017)

Come and visit our Literary Facts Board near the central staircase! Here you can take away a fact about literature, and/or write a fact yourself on a post-it and leave it for someone else on the board! Here are some of the interesting facts so far…

We’ve also created a display of recommended fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs about Autism and the Autistic Spectrum.

All the resources displayed here are free to be borrowed from the Library!

There is also a collection bucket at the main enquiries desk on the top floor. The money collected will go to the National Autistic Society, so do pop along with any spare change. Feel free to take a flag and/or a balloon too!


Around the University…

Student Services have set up a table in the University Centre (outside the Learning Café) which has information, flags, and freebies on it as well as a ‘Food for Thought’ idioms board. Pop over, have a chat, and explore the various information on offer. Take a look at the University’s Disabilities and Learning Diversity pages to find out more information.

Also take a look at Rebecca Burgess’  wonderful ‘Understanding the Spectrum’ Comic, which explains really nicely and clearly that Autism is a spectrum rather than a linear scale. This is also being displayed all week in the University Centre (outside the Learning Café).