Autism awareness spirit week set for April 10-14

A week dedicated to celebrating the spectrum is set for April 10-14, 2023.

Autism acceptance week is a yearly event that is planned around Autism Acceptance Day on April 2. Since the Knox County Public Schools were on spring break during the official week, students and staff will celebrate it the week that they return to school. April is also Autism Acceptance Month.

Each day has a separate theme to create awareness and celebrate those on the autism spectrum:

Monday, April 10
Magnificent Mind Monday Celebrate how amazing our minds are!
Wear a hat or wear your hair a different way today

Tuesday, April 11
What’s your Passion & Interest?
One characteristic of Autism is to show incredibly focused passion for topics of interest. What’s your passion?
Wear school spirit or dress as something you love
*KCHS Autism Awareness Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 12
Neurodiversity Wednesday
To celebrate the beauty of the diversity of the human mind,
Wear rainbow or tie dye

Thursday, April 13
Autism Acceptance Day
Love and acceptance go a long way! Show love and support
Wear blue

Friday, April 14
Dreams come true! Sensory Friendly Friday!
Dress up in your comfy clothes! This includes appropriate pajamas for students

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.