Autism Awareness Week 2021 (29th March – 4th April)

Join Jigsaw Trust for World Autism Awareness Week and help to promote understanding and acceptance for people with autism.

Below you can find some useful resources to learn more about autism yourself, or to share with your friends, workplace or school.  You can also download our guide to Being Autism Aware, which contains further information about common challenges for individuals with autism and how you can take 3 simple steps in your day-to-day life to make the world a better place for people with autism. Our Autism Video explains what autism can be like and Jigsaw’s approach to ensuring that everyone with autism has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

If you would like to support Jigsaw’s projects and services for children and adults with autism, please visit our donation page or find out more about fundraising for us here.

Autism Awareness guide'What is Autism?' video
Download our ‘Being Autism Aware’ guide here to support a wider understanding and knowledge of autism in our community. If you would like further information, please contact [email protected] directly.
Watch our short animated video describing ‘What is Autism?’ and how Jigsaw supports children and adults with autism.  Click here to visit our ‘About Autism’ page and video.

We appreciate and are grateful for all the support we receive.  Click here to make a donation  – whether it’s a one-off gift or by setting up a regular gift through a direct debit.

Thank you for your support.




WAAD logoBack in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.  For more information on World Autism Awareness Day, please visit the United Nations’ website: webpages directly.

“On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences.”

Secretary-General António Guterres