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What will you do to raise awareness of Autism?

This year Autism Awareness Week falls from 26 March to 2 April 2018. It's a time for us to embrace difference, raise awareness and acceptance of Autism. 

Each year the Autism Association of Western Australia, together with other organisations nationally and internationally, hold an Autism Awareness Week to raise community recognition of the needs and accomplishments of children and adults with Autism. 

Join us at one of the following FREE events:

Monday 26 March

Tuesday 27 March

Wednesday 28 March

Monday 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!

Are you part of a school?

Write these dates down in your school calendar – 26th March to 2nd April 2018

For many, school will close on Thursday 29 March 2018 for the Easter long weekend – wouldn’t this shortened week be an ideal time to hold a wear blue day to raise awareness for Autism?

Don’t have time? We completely understand and sympathise with how busy teaching staff are and have come up with a solution! This year we have created free Autism Awareness Packs for schools which include a range of resources to assist in educating Primary School and High School students about Autism as well as suggestions on how your school could get involved and fundraise for our cause. 

Share your photos on Facebook and tag us @AutismWesternAustralia and use the hashtag #AutismAwareness

Register your school to receive a pack

Get your workplace involved

Only 40.8% of people with Autism participate in the workforce, compared with 83.2% people with no reported disability. All too often, employers don’t see ability. They see Autism – they see a problem.

There is so much to be done to raise awareness of the benefits of having an employee with Autism in Australia. That’s why we need your help this World Autism Awareness Week to reach even more people and help more people with Autism get employed. Share the Employment Support page of our website with business owners.

We have useful information and ideas on our fundraising page so get your colleagues involved! Share your photos on Facebook: tag us in them @AutismWesternAustralia and use the hashtag #AutismAwareness

Workplace Giving

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. Click on the link below to see how you can fundraise and become an Autism Hero. 

Become a Fundraiser


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:

  • Diagnosis for Autism (2-12 years)
  • Tailored support services for the lifespan of clients (0-adult)
  • Job placement/business support for employment of people with Autism
  • Education about Autism (with the aim to transforming communities by promoting understanding and acceptance)
  • Training and Workshops for individuals, support networks and professionals
  • Experiences for people with Autism (familiarisation, activities and life experiences)
  • Advice related to Autism, funding and appropriate services
  • Learning and life tools such as visual aids, handbooks and online education
  • Relevant education information (created and curated)
  • Housing and supported living for adults with Autism
  • Partnership opportunities to schools providing on-site therapy and advice
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