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
- Explaining Autism Community Workshop | East Fremantle | 1-3pm
- Explaining Autism Community Workshop | Shenton Park | 6-9pm
Tuesday 27 March
Wednesday 28 March
- Explaining Autism Community Workshop | Midland | 10.30am-12.30pm
- Sensory Sessions | Rebound Port Kennedy
1−2pm for under 10 year olds | 4−5 pm for 11−17 year olds
$14 per person + $2 for Rebound safety socks. Family members/carers can attend for free as spectators only.
Book online at www.reboundarena.com.au
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
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