Autism Acceptance Week: 27 March to 2 April 2023

Autism Acceptance Week takes place between 27 March and 2 April.

The first ever Autism Acceptance Week took place in 2007. Back then it was known as Autism Awareness Week.

Today, it’s not only about raising awareness but about helping more people understand what autism is and the ways it can affect life for autistic people.

This week we’ll be sharing news as well as inspirational stories to raise both awareness and acceptance. Look out for updates on our website and across our social media feeds.


During the week activities include family support events with one of the first taking place on Monday 27th March in Nottingham. The event is aimed at parents and carers of autistic children. For details of this and forthcoming similar activities, read on > Family Support Hub events.

Short reads:

Daniel Adams writes about the challenges of using public transport and provides his guide for autistic adults on how to make travel enjoyable > Tips on public transport

Ever considered working in adult social care? Read more about how switching jobs can lead to a rewarding career > Steph's story.

It's not always easy to find support as an autistic adult. Read more about how AEM's Social Autism Space can help > Wellbeing resources.

When Katie first joined AEM as a support worker, little did she imagine that five years later she would find herself on the directors’ team. Read > Katie's story.

Traditional formal interview processes can often stop autistic jobseekers from finding their dream jobs. But that wasn't the case for Christian and Eddie. Read more here.

  • If you’re inspired this week by any of the stories and would like to join us and make a difference, please take a look at our careers page and >> Work With Us

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