When is it?

World Autism Awareness Week is the 29th March to the 4th April 2021 and Autism Awareness Month is throughout the month of April. We will have a range of events starting from the 29th March and throughout the month of April.

How can I help make a difference?

Whether you are a person with Autism, a family, school, community group, or workplace, there are many ways you can help to increase awareness and understanding of Autism. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Click here to download our Autism Awareness Month booklet!

 

Attend a Range of Events

We will be hosting events throughout Autism Awareness Month – scroll down to see them all! 

Snap and Share

Take a photo of your office, class or whole school wearing blue, learning together, spreading awareness and igniting change for Autism Awareness. 
Share it on social media and tag us so we can share it! 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/AutismWesternAustralia

Instagram – autism_association_wa

Download a poster and money box template for your event!

Poster

Money Box

We will draw a winner who will receive a set of Autism Association publications and other goodies.

Terms and conditions apply – click here for more information

 

Help Raise Awareness in Your School!

Request your free Autism Awareness Packs which include a range of resources to educate Primary School and High School students about Autism; or download here: 

For Primary Schools: 

For High Schools

 

Fundraise

Fundraising for the Autism Association of WA is a fun, social and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of people with Autism and their families. Your involvement will help us to expand our services to support more people in WA living with Autism; and provide valuable support to their families.

Click here for more information

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April 2021

14 April

11:00am - 12:30pm

Little Land Sensory Session | 14/04/2021

Little Land, 76 Erindale Road
Balcatta, 6021 Australia

Little Land’s Sensory Sessions, developed in consultation with the Autism Association of Western Australia, offer a low stimulus environment to support the needs of children with Autism and specific sensory needs. Our Sensory Sessions provide an adapted environment as well as additional support materials including our ‘Going to Little Land’ storybook to help prepare your child before your visit and play sequence guides available in our main play stalls. Our Sensory Sessions are limited to 15 Wanderers and specially trained…

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16 April

5:00pm - 6:00pm

WA Museum Boola Bardip – Quiet Hour | 16/04/2021

WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

We have collaborated with the WA Museum Boola Bardip to develop inclusive supports for year-round visits.  Enjoy a comfortable environment to support the needs of children and adults with Autism.  During our quiet sessions, specific galleries will remain open for an extra hour and modified for a gentler sensory experience. Numbers will be limited to reduce crowds Lights and sounds will be turned down where possible A designated quiet area will be available for visitors to use if they need…

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24 April

8:00am - 9:30am

Latitude Sensory Session | 24/04/2021

Latitude Joondalup are once again offering a sensory friendly session to families of the Autism Association. The centre will open an hour earlier in an adapted environment for children with Autism to enjoy. Sensory adaptations will include: No loud announcements over the PA systems Reduced capacity to 100 people No music Dimmed lighting Sensory break rooms Staff from the Autism Association will be in attendance Click here to book your place!

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29 April

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Adult Quiz Night | Palace Arcade | 29/04/2021

Palace Arcade, 774 Albany Hwy
East Victoria Park, WA 6101 Australia

We will be hosting a quiz night for adults with Autism to join together for a night of trivia fun! Those attending will have access to unlimited free games on the arcade. Details Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021 Time: 6.00pm onwards Location: Palace Arcade, Victoria Park Cost: There is no cost to attend. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Please Note:  A quiet space will be available for sensory breaks. Under 18’s are welcome to attend with a…

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30 April

5:30pm - 7:30pm

AQWA Underwater Adventure | 30/04/2021

AQWA (Aquarium of Western Australia), 91 Southside Drive
Hilarys, Western Australia 6025 Australia

Attend an underwater adventure at AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia! This low sensory evening includes access to all exhibits including the 100 metre underwater tunnel!  Your ticket includes: Entry to AQWA You choice of meal including drink Touch Pool Access to the Underwater Tunnel Access to all AQWA exhibits The aquarium will have reduced capacity, sensory adaptions, and staff from Autism Association of WA in attendance to support participation. Click here to book! 

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