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Dress up for autism: raise funds and promote acceptance and inclusion


Posted on 14 December 2017 under News

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Amaze invites students and schools to participate in an exciting activity for the next World Autism Awareness Week.

We hope that you’ll get involved and celebrate with us and increase understanding and acceptance at your school during the week in one or more of the following ways:

  • learning about autism through fun, imaginative lessons, activities and assemblies that are level-specific
  • planning and taking part in amazing fundraising activities including our Dress Up for Autism gold coin day
  • helping spread the word about why it’s so important to understand and accept autism

In 2018, we’re celebrating World Autism Awareness Week from 26th March, culminating in World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April.

World Autism Awareness Day is one of four official health-specific United Nations Days. The day brings together  organisations from around the world to improve public awareness of autism.

It is estimated that 1 in 100 Victorians are autistic. Chances are that autistic people learn or work at your school _ people you see every day.

We know that discrimination towards autistic people and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappiness.

But we also know that helping young people – and teachers – understand autism will lead to acceptance and inclusion of autistic people.

Amaze can provide you with educational and other materials to support your school’s activities.

Please let us know if you are able to join us and other schools across Victoria in celebrating World Autism Awareness Week.

If you would like more information go to fundraising@amaze.org.au or call 03 9657 1673.

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