World Autism Awareness Day

An important message with a giveaway. Show your support and win a $10 ARe or Amazon Gift Card.

Autism Awareness Graphic

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.

Autism

FACT

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.

Autism Speaks

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Light it up blue

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

http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/

coloursforautism-landing-page

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.

 

Autism Awareness

http://www.autismawareness.com.au/

 

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.

GIVEAWAY

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.

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I’ll draw a winner for a $10 ARe or Amazon gift card on 9th April.

Nic xx

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28 thoughts on “World Autism Awareness Day

    • I read your post, Bronwyn. You are right, we can be so quick to judge a situation we don’t know anything about. I know I’ll be thinking twice when I next see a parent trying to manage a child having a melt down.

  1. Thanks for the great post. I’m going to do my best to share as much as I can with people what I learn from this blog hop. I have several friends who have children with autism and I see how it affects everyone. The more I know, the more I can pass on and help.

  2. Thanks for the great post! I feel ashamed to confess I didn’t know much about it because I don’t know anobody who has autism. We don’t learn thins like this in school. I’ll share this with my friends, specially with my best friend’s little sister, who is pregnant.

  3. I don’t know anyone who has autism but I do wish there were more funds for help with people who have Autism. Thank you for the blog hop it will make people more aware.

  4. I’m always willing to share experiences my family has had trying to get diagnosis and assistance for my godson who is high functioning. It can be hard to get the necessary help and parents/caregivers have to know that they are their child’s most important advocate and should not hesitate to speak up.

  5. Thanks for this post, my son (who was born 10 weeks premature) is multipled disabled and he has also autisme, so i know how important it is what you are doing. Thank you 🙂

  6. I’ll be sharing with friends this week about the subject. Thank you for being part of the hopand for helping to spread awareness!

  7. Hi, thank you for being part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness blog tour. Even though I work in the education sector, so have experience of ASD with students, friends and colleagues, there is so much more that I have learnt by just following the tour and reading things myself.

    One thing is that I have often wondered why more boys were diagnosed than girls and found that recent studies have shown that girls are more able to follow social actions by delayed imitation and therefore any social and communication problems they may be having are also overlooked. (source: Dr Judith Gould and Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith Good Autism Practice, May 2011) But this is just a tiny snippet into the study.

  8. Susana was the lucky winner of the giveaway. Congratulations, Susana. I’ve emailed you to make arrangements to get you your prize. I’d also like to pass on a big thanks to everyone else who stopped by and helped spread this important message. ❤

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