World Autism Day is on the 2nd of April and for the month of April, various organisations will be focusing on raising awareness and acceptance of autism. As part of these events Autism Network Scotland are launching a series of awards which aim to identify a range of Autism Champions across Scotland by spotlighting examples of best practice.
These awards will be nominated by YOU – our members and colleagues in Scotland.
Winners will appear in a forthcoming special edition of our newsletter and on the Autism Network Scotland website.
There are two categories of award:
Our Autism Champion is a person who has provided excellent support towards an individual, or individuals, on the autistic spectrum. They might be a friend, family member, colleague, or practitioner who has gone the extra mile to help make life better through support, awareness raising or fundraising.
If this sounds like someone you know, you can nominate them today.
Nominations are encouraged from across all age ranges with two winners to be chosen; one Under 18 and one Over 18.
Autism Partnership Champions
This award is to recognise the best example of partnership working between two or more organisations/groups on the creation of an event, project, training programme or resource. Whether this has been high profile or simply a local success, this award is designed to celebrate examples of communication, co-ordination and excellence in working together for the benefit of those on the autistic spectrum.
Nominations are being accepted from NOW until Friday 21 March 2014.
You can nominate as many different people or organisations as you wish for the same award.
You do not need to nominate for all of the awards. If you only want to offer a nominee for one that’s fine.
The winners will be announced during April 2014 – World Autism Month.
Please share this email with your friends, families and colleagues across Scotland!
And if you know anyone who could be an Autism Champion, let us know now!