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Autism Awareness Week is May 11-18 on the theme of "entitlement". NAS Autism helpline, 0870 600 8585 Tel: 020 7833 2299

The Mencap National Schools Spellathon is open all year. Every word children spell correctly raises money for people with a learning disability. Prizes include a visit and performance from boyband 3SL to the top fundraising school. A pack is available from 0845 977 7779 Email:

The HSBC Kielder Eco-Challenge involves teams of four able-bodied and four disabled children aged 13-16 solving environmental education challenges using the materials given. Heats begin in April and the final takes place in Kielder Forest, Northumbria in September.

Tel: 0114 270 1668

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