Autism Awareness Month
Jack of the Red Hearts: Film Screening
This powerful film was shown on Sunday 2nd April at Christ’s College in Cambridge as part of the Autism Awareness Month. The story shares a rare insight into the life of a young girl with autism.
The event was organised by the outreach coordinator of the Cambridge Neuroscience Society, Aicha Massrali, and was introduced by Amber Ruigrok (Binks Autism Neuroscience Research Fellow & Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre). A lively open discussion followed the movie, led by Helena Leathers, a girl with autism who is an advocate for females on the spectrum.
Popcorn, snacks and refreshments were provided, the dress code was blue (Light It Up Blue for autism) and proceeds were kindly donated to the Autism Research Trust.
We are excited to be teaming up with the popular leisure and entertainment park, LEGOLAND, throughout Autism Awareness Month. The attraction is known for its exceptional educational focus including its wonderful lego therapy workshops. ART will be partnering these workshops at which teachers, parents and care givers will receive infomation about ART and the benefits of playing lego together.
Stella & Dot
ART also collaborated with boutique jewellery company, Stella & Dot, for Autism Awareness Month. S&D representative Sarah Allmond, mother of a young autistic boy, kindly hosted an event on 23rd March to raise awareness of the condition and the work of ART, and donated raffle prize and a percentage of profits on the evening.
Cambridge University RAG
We are looking forward to the street collection from this proactive RAG committee who generously agreed to set aside the best part of a day spreading the word about ART and collecting donations from willing passersby.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us this Autism Awareness Month!