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What will you do to raise awareness of Autism?

Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April is Autism Awareness Week—a significant time to Embrace Difference.


You are invited to help us to make a difference to the lives of people with Autism across our community.

Whether you are a person with Autism, a family, a school, a community group or a workplace there are many ways you can help to increase awareness of Autism throughout this special week. 


Join us at one of the following FREE events:

20 Jobs in 20 Days

EMPLOYERS WANTED:
Contact us to find out how you can create employment opportunities for jobseekers with Autism.

By employing someone with Autism you have an employee who is reliable, punctual, loyal, committed long-term, has the ability to focus on repetitive tasks, has excellent attention to detail and specialist skills to name but a few.

If you are an employer or a jobseeker with Autism and would like to discuss our employment program and the government incentives and support provided by us, or if you know any other businesses that might like further information please call Gail O’Dwyer, Employment Consultant on 9489 8900 or visit our Employment Support page.

Monday 27 March

All in Sports – Supporting Children with Autism in Community Sports and Recreation | 215 Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park | 5.30pm − 7.30pm

The Autism Association of Western Australia is excited to offer free training sessions to assist community associations to better include and support individuals with Autism in community sports and recreation clubs.

Register Now!

Thursday 30 March

Explaining Autism Seminar | State Library of Western Australia | 9.30 − 11.30am

To increase community awareness for World Autism Week 2017 please join us for a presentation where we will introduce you to the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the impact experienced during daily life and the various services available from the Autism Association of Western Australia. The State Library is located at the Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street, Perth.

Register Now!

Friday 31 March

Free KONGA Mega Class for Autism Awareness  |  Elizabeth Quay  |  6pm-7pm

The Real Tyare & Autism Association of Western Australia are inviting Carers, Parents, family members, therapists and all those who want to spread awareness and Autism Acceptance to a FREE KONGA CLASS to KICKSTART Autism Awareness April 2017. Last year was amazing! Everyone wore blue to raise awareness in their active wear and having fun while getting fit – don’t miss it!  What is Konga? KONGA® is an easy-to-follow, high intensity fusion of Boxing, Cardio, Dance & Sculpting set to the hottest beats from all decades. Expect to squat, burpee, sprint & sweat like crazy while some big tunes transport you to your happy place. Whether you are super fit or totally uncoordinated, Konga® is for you! 

Let us know if you can make it via our Facebook event page.

Sunday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day

Light it up blue!

Every year cities around the world light up their prominent buildings with blue on this special night. Look out for Perth’s Bell Tower!

Family Festival | Market Square Subiaco | 10am – 2pm

Join us for a fantastic day in the park. We will have information booths where you can find out about our services and a range of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Attractions will include: food vendors, face painting, bubbles, gym bus, bouncy castle and more!

Let us know if you can make it via our Facebook event page.


Resources

We have a range of downloadable resources available to go along with our School Packs including: articles for parent and teacher newsletters, What is Autism? poster, lesson plan examples, tips for teachers with students with Autism, poster and money box templates for your ‘Go Blue’ events and fundraising information. Click on the button below to access these free resources.

Autism Week Resources

Become an Autism Hero!

Help us support people with Autism by raising funds.

Your involvement will help us to raise awareness and funds to support people in WA living with Autism; and provide valuable support to their families.

Fundraising for the Autism Association is a fun, social and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of people with Autism and their families. We rely on vital funds raised by people like you to help us expand our services to reach more families across our vast state.

Click on the link below to see how you can start your own online fundraising page and become an Autism Hero. 

Fundraise with Everyday Hero

How your donation makes a difference

Your contribution plays a vital role in extending much needed services to people with Autism and their families. Services provided by the Autism Association of WA include:

  • Autism Advisors and family support for newly diagnosed children

  • Multi-disciplinary Early Intervention Services

  • School Support Service and Therapy Services for school age children

  • Therapy and Clinical services for adults with ASD

  • Community Living Support: Shared and Individual Homes

  • Short Breaks for Children (Respite Service

  • Individual Support Programs tailored to individual-need, including Post School Options

  • Employment Placement and Support Program

  • Professional Development and Training Services

  • State-wide Consultancy Service

  • Family Support.

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