From the 1 April – 30 April we celebrate World Autism Month. Following World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, you can continue celebrating autism awareness and information to mark the month.

Why not start with some published guest blogs? Panel Members Jessica, Alice and Annabel talk about the positives of being autistic, how an autistic determination enables success, and the importance of kindness and peer support. 

The Autistic Young Experts YouTube Channel- The Autistic Young Experts released their first YouTube videos on 27th March. You can watch them on the channel here  at Autistic Young Experts – YouTube. Kicking off with the topic of  Things I Wish People Knew About Autism, which you can watch below, Panel Members openly discuss what bugs them, what it meant to finally find their autistic tribe and the joys of stimming and spinning! Viewers will enjoy eye-opening real-life experiences from this amazing group of young people who are determined to make a difference in the lives of other autistic students. Show them your support by  watching the trailer and subscribing today! You can also find out more about the Autistic Young Experts on their website The Autistic Young Experts Panel | Autism Education Trust.


Education Resources- So far, over 7,350 professionals have accessed the Autism Acceptance education resources intending to confidently lead classroom conversations about autism with our help. The education resources are co-created with the Autistic Young Experts Panel, so you can guarantee that the autistic voice is at the heart of you Autism Acceptance learning. You can still Join the campaign to raise peer awareness in your education setting and download your FREE education packs at Let’s Learn About Autism. 

Somerset Autism Pathway – Did you know that Somerset has a pathway to start the process towards a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD? The ADHD pathway is from 6-17 years old, and you can find out more at more on Somerset’s SEND Local Offer at  Autism and ADHD Pathway ( There is also a helpline to support and answer your questions in regards to a new referral. This line is open to parents, carers, young people or practitioners from health, education, or social care. Phone the Referral Query and Advice line on 0303 033 3002 – open from 9 am to 12 pm every Wednesday and Thursday morning.  

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You can find more information, resources and support on Somerset’s SEND Local Offer. We love hearing from you, so get in touch with the Somerset Council’s SEND inbox at, and share how you have been celebrating this Autism Awareness Month.

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April 27, 2023

Molly Venn