Brownie bake-off for World Autism Awareness Week

30 March 2017

Here at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust we're taking part in The National Autistic Society’s World Autism Awareness Week 2017, helping the charity to transform people’s understanding of autism. To get our staff involved we held a 'brownie bake-off'.

Autism Awareness bake-off brownies

The contestants.

Autism awareness bakesale judges

The judges.

World Autism Awareness Week aims to increase public understanding of autism and runs from 27 March to 2 April, World Autism Awareness Day.

We gave our staff and visitors the opportunity to able to experience a 360 degree virtual reality immersive experience of what it’s like to have autism by watching the short virtual reality experience film Too Much Information

The National Autistic Society is encouraging schools, workplaces and individuals or families to get involved and fundraise for the charity. Visit their website to find out more.

Craig de Sousa, HR director said:

“Here at the Tavistock and Portman we are committed supporting and developing our staff, ensuring we become more of an inclusive employer.  We are very sympathetic to the needs of current and prospective employees with autism and other disabilities. 

"We have been able to offer a range of reasonable adjustments for employees such as adaptations to lights, noise, dictation software, coloured paper, dyslexia assessments to name a few.”

Autism bakesale brownies winner

The winner! Brownies batch #2, baked by the talented Fiona.

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