The National Autistic Society is inviting people to join a Spectrum Colour Walk and raise vital funds to support autistic people and their families during World Autism Acceptance Week 2024.
World Autism Acceptance Week will take place from Tuesday 2 April to Monday 8 April 2024. The theme of colour returns for this year, and a new location has been added to the line-up of Spectrum Colour Walk events:
- London, Battersea Park – sign up here
- Leeds, Temple Newsam – sign up here
- Birmingham, Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich – sign up here
The Spectrum Colour Walks start at 2pm on Saturday 6 April in each location. The courses are 5km, suitable for all ages and abilities, and take place in a calm, inclusive green space.
All money raised during World Autism Acceptance Week will go towards the National Autistic Society’s aim to transform lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for autistic people.
World Autism Acceptance Week is the biggest event in the charity’s year and for 2024 it is highlighting four key areas for autistic people and their families: Education, Employment, Mental Health and Diagnosis.
As well as signing up for a Spectrum Colour Walk, there are many other ways to get fundraising for this year’s World Autism Acceptance Week, including:
- Do your own Spectrum Colour Walk – In your own time, in your own space.
- Fundraise your way – Game, Bake, Run, Sing, Dance. You can turn just about anything into a fundraiser.
For more inspiration, head to our World Autism Acceptance Week resources page to download and print useful information, as well as fun and colourful branded items to wear during fundraising events. Make sure to use World #AutismAcceptanceWeekto share your event on social media.
Caroline Stevens, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society, said: “World Autism Acceptance Week is the most important event in our charity’s year because it’s a chance to get society talking about autism.
“It’s vital that autistic people and their families are understood, supported and accepted in their communities, schools and workplaces. Better understanding of autism across society could transform hundreds of thousands of lives.
“We want to encourage everyone to take part in World Autism Acceptance Week by joining one of our Spectrum Colour Walks or by fundraising your own way. Whatever you do, get colourful and together we can make every step count to create a society that works for autistic people.”