Autism Acceptance Week

Christian Value link: Endurance and Koinonia

British Value link: Mutual respect.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child links:  Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose.  Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.


Today, we were visited by the author and illustrator of the book, Snowdrop the Spike shuffler! The book is about celebrating our differences and that not one person is the same. Snowdrop is an albino hedgehog who grows up in a world full of challenges. The book teaches us that being different can be hard but there are lots of people around us that can help us to overcome the challenges we face.

One child said, “If you are different that’s OK, we are all a little different and everyone should be kind.”

The illustrator of the book, Jonathan, told us about his life with autism. He faced some difficulties as a child growing up. He had lots of nice people who helped him in his life and helped him find his love of drawing. He preserved with his love of drawing and finally became an illustrator when he met Peter.

At the end of the morning, we met Snowdrop, the hedgehog and had our photograph taken with him.

Thank you for visiting us today!