12:54 pm, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

Autism Acceptance Week

This year, World Autism Acceptance Week is from 28 March to 3 April.

We have an exciting series of events for children and their families, and professionals at four local libraries. We have also secured a number of places for the National Autistic Societies Autism in Girls Training.

Because it’s the 60 Anniversary of the campaign, we are challenging 60 parent carers and professionals to sign up for the training during the campaign week.

Library pop-up events

All the events are from 9:30-11:30am

  • Cleethorpes Library. Monday 28 March
  • Waltham Library. Tuesday 29 March
  • Grimsby Library. Wednesday 30 March
  • Immingham Library. Thursday 31 March

You can sign up to Lincs Inspire at the event or online. Children & Young People (lincsinspire.com).

The highlight of the events is a whole suite of books about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

There are books for children and young people with SEND, their brothers, sisters and friends, and parent carers. There are also books for professionals and books on other neurodiverse needs.

At the event you will also be able to meet our friendly team and give us your feedback about your experience of our local SEND offer. We always love to have a chat with parent carers and children and young people because we get lots of new ideas about what we can offer.

60 for 60 Autism in Girls training challenge

It’s the 60 Anniversary of the campaign so we are challenging 60 people to sign up to the Autism in Girls Training during Autism Acceptance Week!

We are pleased to announce that we have a number of places available for the National Autistic Society’s Autism in Girls Training.

The course is held online for two hours. Find out more about the course. Women and girls (autism.org.uk)

Sign up

If you’d like to take this online training, please contact us at StrategyPolicyandProjects@nelincs.gov.uk and include the following details

  • Your name
  • The school or organisation you work for
  • The email address you would use to set up an account on the National Autistic Society (NAS) website (needed to access the training)

We’ll then send you a code which you enter on your National Autistic Society account to access the training.  

We’ll also ask to let us know when you’ve completed the course and to send in a copy of your certificate.

Check out the full book list.

At a library near you!

My book full of feelings

Jaffe, A. and Gardner, L.

Noah chases the wind

Michelle Worthington

Leah’s voice

Lori DeMonia

All My Stripes

Shaina Rudolph

We’re amazing 123

The Superhero Brain. Explaining Autism to Empower Kids

Land, C.

I am an Aspie Girl

Bulhak-Paterson, D.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A user guide to adolescence

Jackson, L.

My autism book – A child’s guide to their autism spectrum diagnosis.

Dura-Vila, G., Levi, T.

The growing up book for boys: what boys on the autism spectrum need to know!

Hartman, D.

The huge bag of worries.

Ironside, V.

Uniquely wired

Julia Cook

My friend with autism

Beverly Bishop

My life with autism

Ethan Rice

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures

Julia Finley Mosca

My Brother Charlie

Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

My awesome autism

Nikki Saunders

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome

Siena Castellon

He’s Not Naughty!: A Children’s Guide to Autism

Deborah Brownson

My friend Eddie

Nikki Saunders

The Adventures of Pickle

Zelda Mothins

The independent woman’s handbook for super safe living on the autistic spectrum

Steward, R.

Odd Girl Out

James, L

Living in a Bubble: A Guide to being diagnosed with High Functioning Asperger’s as an Adult

Anthony King

An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Gillian Drew

Too loud too bright too fast too tight

Heller, S.

Autism: understanding behaviour

Hattersley, C.

Managing Family Meltdown: the low arousal approach and autism

Woodcock, L. and Page, A.

Can’t Eat, Won’t Eat: dietary difficulties and ASD

Legge, B.

Sleep and your Special Needs Child

Chitty, A. and Dawson, V.

Autism in the primary classroom

Beaney, J., Kershaw, P.

Autism in the secondary classroom

Beaney, J., Kershaw P.

Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum (ASD)

Fleming, E. and MacAlister, L.

Why does Izzy cover her ears?

Sarah Asuquo

Autism: talking about a diagnosis

Pike, R.

Understanding Autism: Potty Training and Personal Care, Help You child Accomplish Basic Hygiene tasks: Getting a Haircut, Brushing Teeth, Washing Hands, Bathing, and much More!

Yasmin Akhtar

A 5 is Against the Law!: Social Boundaries: Straight Up!

Kari Dunn Buron

The Family Experience of PDA

Eliza Fricker

The Teacher’s Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance

Clare Truman

This Is Me! I am who I’m meant to be!

Amy Pflueger