Join Amaze in putting your Hoodie Up on 21 April 2020 to mark World Autism Acceptance Month.
In April 2019, more than 200 schools and businesses across Victoria showed their support for autistic people by putting their Hoodie Up for autism. In 2020, again schools and businesses will Hoodie Up to raise funds and build greater autism understanding in their communities.
Why hoodies? Some autistic people experience sensory sensitivities and can become overloaded by stimuli in their environment; wearing their hoodie up means they can block out bright lights and busy environments which helps calm them.
By gathering together at 11am on 21 April 2020 and putting our hoodies up, we’re showing a little more understanding of how we can support and embrace autistic people and celebrate the diversity autism brings to our world.
Funds raised through Hoodie Up will help deliver vital support to autistic people and their families, including Amaze’s Autism Advisor service, and enable Amaze to continue to amplify the voices of autistic people in government, media and community conversations. Together, we can shape a better future for autism!
Looking for tips or advice on hosting your own Hoodie Up event? We have fundraising kits with all the information you need to organise a Hoodie Up at your school, workplace or store in World Autism Acceptance Month.
If, after reading your fundraising kit, you have any questions or would like to organise items such as collection boxes, please contact Amaze’s Fundraising Manager on (03) 9657 1673 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.