Awareness Days are a great opportunity to educate and inform people about many issues that sometimes get overlooked. They help to raise awareness and encourage people to take action and think about their community and beyond.

Learning Disability Week 2024

What is Learning Disability Week?

Each year, the third week of June is Learning Disability Week. This year it runs from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June. It is when we make sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability.

The theme for this year’s Learning Disability Week is “Do you see me?”

“Do you see me?” is about challenging the barriers people with a learning disability face. We want to celebrate the things people with a learning disability bring to society.

What is Learning Disability Week about this year?
The topics to talk about each day during Learning Disability Week are:

  • Monday 17 June: “Do you see me?”
  • Tuesday 18 June: “Do you understand me?”
  • Wednesday 19 June: “Will you work with me?”
  • Thursday 20 June: “Do you hear me?”
  • Friday 21 June: “Do you include me?”
  • Saturday 22 June: “Will you support me?”
  • Sunday 23 June: A summary of the week.

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Learning Disability Week 2024 Do you see me?

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Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week runs from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th February 2024. This year the theme is ‘My Voice Matters’. The aim of the week is to empower children and young people by giving them the tools they need to help express themselves. Feeling empowered it has a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Place2Be has great resources to help empower children and young people and help them to say “My Voice Matters”. Find out all about the theme by watching the video.

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My Voice Matters video by Place2Be

Share how your school is getting involved using #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek

Safer Internet Day 6 February 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 takes place on 6th February 2024 and is an annual celebration of online safety.

The 2024 theme is ‘Inspiring, change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating online’. The focus will be:

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Safer internet day is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

We have put together a range of useful resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre, LGfL, Andersen Press and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and The National Cyber Security Centre for schools to help celebrate the day.

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Safer Internet Day 2024 Tuesday 6 February

Share how your school is getting involved using  #SaferInternetDay and tag @UK_SIC. 

October 2023

AAC Awareness Month

October is AAC Awareness Month and has been celebrated since 2007. It was established to spread the word about augmentative and alternative communication and the many different ways people communicate. Most AAC users use a range of communication methods including body language and gestures, facial expressions as well as a communication device/s.

We have created a page celebrating all things AAC! Our student ambassador Khamani interviewed the very talented and funny stand up comedian Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy),  Abdi Omar our inspirational AAC Consultant will be providing Top AAC Tips throughout the month, we’ve got links to useful downloadable resources including switch activities and symbols and more.

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ISAAC October 2023 AAC Awareness Month - Say What? #AACaware23 Sharing your most memorable moments with AAC

Dyslexia Awareness Week (2nd to 8th October)

This year the British Dyslexia Association’s theme for Dyslexia Awareness Week is “Uniquely You” as each person with dyslexia experiences it in ways unique to them.

Take a look at our Dyslexia blog, training suitable for teams supporting children and young people who have dyslexia and more.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week Celebrate being Uniquely You #DAW23