LANDMARKS will be lit up for a special cause.

Brunne Guildhall and Town Park in Winsford are to be lit up this week.

It comes as part of the Town Council’s way of showing support for World Autism Acceptance Week, which runs until 8.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

“More than one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

“World Autism Acceptance Week aims to contribute towards creating a more inclusive world where autistic people are accepted in society and can live a life of choice and opportunity.”

Around Mid Cheshire, businesses and organisations have been showing their support for World Autism Acceptance Week, which began with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

Cheshire BookTrust, who support the county’s libraries, is encouraging kids to read Pablo Goes Shopping by Sumita Majumdar, an autistic writer who hopes her book can help deconstruct some of the misconceptions about autism.

Elsewhere, Rudheath Primary Academy had a non-uniform day before they broke up for half term.

Pupils were invited to wear blue as a way of marking World Autism Acceptance Week, with the colour representing calmness and understanding.

The month of April itself is celebrated as World Autism Month and offers a chance to shine a light on some of the charities offering support all year round.

One such charity is Cheshire Autism Practical Support, which set out to raise £5,000 in 10 days in the run-up to the month.

Students at Sir John Deane’s College helped the charity work towards this target by hosting a bake sale while the Louise Carter School of Dance in Congleton hosted a danceathon, raising £750.

Keep your eyes peeled on social media for more fundraising and awareness events taking place across Cheshire for World Autism Month.