24 May 2023

Media firm extends support to high school during Autism Awareness Week


Burton-based B2B specialists AI Global Media threw their support behind Fountains High School 's Autism Awareness Week.

Every year this special full week of event spreads awareness and education about how autism impacts people in their daily lives as well as their professional lives. This week encourages people to promote inclusivity and help build a promising environment for autistic people, supporting them where they need it the most.

The word autism comes from the medical term autism spectrum disorder. Those who have autism have different strengths and weaknesses but usually autism impacts social skills.

Autism can occur in different ways. Mostly for autistic people, it is generally difficult for them to communicate with others, and they also react differently to their surroundings.

As an employer, it is regarded as important to create an autism-friendly environment to allow for those with the disability to adapt easily and encourage positive development.

AI Global Media openly supports charities and aims to back local initiatives. During Autism Awareness Week, the business raised money for Fountains High School in Stretton, Burton.

There are many children with special needs who aren 't privileged to everyday life experiences and event raised money for the school to provide some experiences for the children.

Fundraising activities include accepting donations at games, quizzes, and competitions hosted office-wide and encouraging local businesses in the area to participate by donating.

Throughout the week AI Global Media raised over £1000 for Fountains High School and it will be put towards providing the children with a variety of different trips and experiences.

Head of school Bev Rowley thanks the company for all the help they did raising money. “We are overwhelmed with their generosity, and know our students will really benefit from the opportunities they will have as a result of this. ”

After the fun week of funding commenced, AI Global Media employees Natalie Harrison and Patrick Doherty alongside creative director Kathryn Hall went to the school to speak with the children.

“I feel very privileged to have spent some of my morning with the wonderful children at Fountains High School, and to work for a great Company, AI Global Media, who support fantastic charity initiatives like this, ” says Natalie.

To support the autistic community, donations to the National Autistic Society can be made by clicking here .