April was Autism Awareness month. On Saturday 14th April 2018, Calthorpe Academy was invited to join Gambia Resource and Advisory Bureau (GRAB) in a celebration aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about Autism amongst Gambians and the wider community in Birmingham.

Jila Chishimba, Head of Autism at Calthorpe Academy gave a talk on the importance of parental partnership as well as consistency in strategies, routine and structure in ensuring positive and generalised outcomes for learners with autism spectrum conditions.

In real African style, it was a well-attended event with lots of lovely music and food.

April is gone but may we continue raising Autism Awareness until everyone knows and understands.