"This week marks the beginning of Autism Awareness, and Ark Boulton will be getting involved by raising awareness within our academy and community.
During the month we will try to focus our attention on the issues that people with the Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) face in their everyday lives. We will also promote autism awareness and autism acceptance. There are many people surrounding us every day who live with this condition. Autism affects more than 1 in 100 people, which means that over 700,000 people in UK live with this condition. As the cause of autism is still not completely understood, many people lack understanding and have a misconception as to what autism is and its' affects. Therefore, increasing awareness of autism is paramount in ensuring people with autism receive the right support they justly deserve.
Here at Ark Boulton Academy we want to make sure that all our students with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition have the highest opportunity to achieve the best possible education which will then secure a high quality of life in adulthood. We make sure that as a school we provide an inclusive environment for all individuals with this condition and promote acceptance and appreciation of the unique aspects of our students with ASC. We want to make them feel valued for their gifts and as the unique individuals they are growing up to be."
Mr Ptak - Leader of Enhanced Provision.