An important message with a giveaway. Show your support and win a $10 ARe or Amazon Gift Card.
The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Author RJ Scott is a huge supporter of this cause and asks many of her friends to participate on their blogs each year.
Click here to check out RJ Scott’s post for World Autism Awareness Day.
There is no cure for autism. However, there are numerous interventions (learning and development techniques) that can help.
So on World Autism Day, let’s see what we can do to support the cause. Whether it’s to donate funds and support the fundraising that provides for research, resources and support, or if it’s to raise awareness, every bit helps.
Here are some initiatives you can take part in.
Every April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with a global autism awareness campaign called Light It Up Blue. It’s easy (and fun!) to be a part of it — you can do anything from wearing blue to lighting your whole office or school up blue.
Click here for more information.
I’m in Australia so wanted to share some links to Australian sites that can offer further information about Autism and how you can offer support.
Autism Spectrum Australia
Did you know that 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day? Aspect is celebrating on Thursday 2 April by going colourful for autism! Join the celebration by wearing your brightest colours, making multi-coloured cupcakes and don’t forget your badges! Make sure you share your photos on your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc) with #coloursforautism
Check the site for details of events and fundraising.
I do not have any family members with autism, however I have friends who live with this on a daily basis. I am promoting autism awareness because it is important to educate on how autism impacts peoples lives and how we can provide support and understanding to the community of people living with this. As such, the links I have provided are just some examples. There are many national and state-based groups who offer many services. Please do you own research and talk to professionals if you need further information about autism.
Thanks in advance for your support and as a token of my appreciation for you sharing this important message, I’m running a small giveaway.
It’s easy to enter. Click here for the Rafflecopter to record your details but all you’ll be asked to do is simply share this post on your FB timeline and/or comment on this post about how you will be showing support.
I’ll draw a winner for a $10 ARe or Amazon gift card on 9th April.