Enfield charity celebrates Autism Awareness Week

One-to-One Enfield wants autistic people to be on an “equal footing” with others

Autism spelt in Scrabble tiles
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An Enfield charity is teaming up with schools and businesses to support Autism Awareness Week.

One-to-One Enfield supports autistic adults and those with learning difficulties to live better lives, have a voice and to be included in community life in Enfield. To increase autism awareness, and raise funds for the charity, schools including Eldon Primary School and St Johns Primary School, as well as The Ridgeway Tavern in Enfield, are encouraging pupils and staff to wear something that expresses their individuality.

Andrew Harrington, joint chief executive office of One-to-One Enfield, explained: “We aim to make life better for all our members and we want them to be heard. By having a national event like this, that we can join in with and encourage others to as well, it really helps us on our mission to ensure autistic adults and those with learning difficulties can live their lives on an equal footing to other people in a community that is accessible to them.

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“Increasing awareness is the first step and we are really so grateful to the staff of The Ridgeway Tavern, Eldon Primary School and St Johns Primary School for acknowledging the important message behind this.

“We do hope this will become an annual event that Enfield will embrace and become a part of it. Helping us raise awareness and much needed funds.”

One-to-One Enfield’s ‘sing out’ inclusive choir will be performing at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre from 11.30am on Friday, 31st March, and at The Ridgeway Tavern from 3pm on Sunday, 2nd April.

For more information and how you can support Autism Awareness Week:
020 3971 3984
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