This year we want your school to help us raise awareness of autism.

With one in every 100 people thought to have autism, joining us for Autism Acceptance Week could help make a difference to the lives of over 64,000 people - and their families - living across the North-east.

These figures mean that right now you probably know at least one person – maybe even in your class – who will have autism or other examples of neurodiversity.

We believe creating opportunities to explain, discuss and celebrate autism is so important for children… and it’s also the perfect opportunity for you to partner with an amazing North-east charity!

Throughout the week we will be working in partnership with schools to help educate children and young people about what autism is and how they can support a classmate who has, or is going though a diagnosis. We’ll also be enlisting the support of thousands of teachers, pupils and their families in raising much-needed funds to help support the services provided by the North East Autism Society.


Together we can help change lives

Imagine if every pupil across our region was able to give just £1?

Together we could… contribute to our pioneering, specialist schools; support young people living in our incredible children’s homes and launch even more free toddler groups and parent classes!

What we can offer you

To support you in raising awareness or fundraising for the North East Autism Society we have developed a range of resources and support including:

  • Educational and awareness videos
  • Suggested activity information packs
  • Sensory games and activities
  • The chance to win a visit from our mascot Pawsum the panda. 
  • Bake-sale cake topper templates
  • Promotional materials
  • Discounted bulk sales on our acceptance-raising book, Snowdrop the Spikeshuffler
  • Support and public thanks on our social media platforms
  • Participation certificates

To register your school, click here.

Or contact the fundraising team on 0191 410 9974 or email.

Download your pack

Simply click the image below to download your Going for Gold pack!