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Autism Awareness

Events are taking place across North Lincolnshire throughout April as part of Autism Awareness Month.

The aim of the month-long campaign is to raise awareness of autism and help create a community that better understands the condition and supports individuals living with autism.

Students at North Lindsey College have created a special sculpture in honour of Autism Awareness Month and it will be on display at various events throughout April, including the Humber Bridge walk on Saturday 23 April. Join staff, volunteers, families, carers and those living with autism on the walk across the Humber Bridge, as we start to bring the month-long events to a close.

Other events taking place during April for Autism Awareness Month include the Great Autism Bake Off on 18 April, the Great Big Autism Quiz on 27 April and a special Parkrun on Saturday 9 April when runners are invited to wear blue for autism awareness.

All throughout April, as part of the ‘Light it up Blue’ campaign, buildings across our area will be bathed in blue light to show their support for Autism Awareness Month. The Baths Hall, The Learning Development Centre and Magic Moments for Autistic Kids will all be illuminated in blue at various times during the month.

For a full calendar of all the events happening throughout April as part of Autism Awareness Month, please visit our Autism Awareness page where you will find a copy of our digital calendar.

Join in with the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #NLAutismaware.

The council has also launched an e-Learning course for people to be able to find out more about autism and other related conditions. You can access the course by logging in as a guest on our Learning Lincs website at and searching for ‘autism’. Autism Awareness Page.

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Last modified: March 11, 2020