Hoodie Up for autism

Champion inclusion with us and hoodie or hat up to show your support for Autistic people and their families!

Every year in April, Amaze celebrates World Autism Month by holding our annual ‘Hoodie Up’ campaign which promotes understanding, acceptance and inclusion of the Autistic community. But our 2024 campaign is set to be bigger and better than ever.

How can you get involved?

This year we are encouraging everyone to hoodie or hat up with an item from our official 2024 Amaze Hoodie and Hats collection.

Ever noticed someone wearing a hoodie up over their ears in a busy environment or a hat or sunglasses inside? Some Autistic people can be particularly sensitive to and overwhelmed by certain types of sensory stimuli such as lights, sound, heat, touch and smells. But being able to block out some of the sensory overwhelm they experience by wearing a hoodie or putting on a hat can make the world of difference and help them to feel comfortable, calm and regain their focus. 

In collaboration with our official Hoodie Up campaign merchandise supplier, Game Day Apparel, we are releasing a limited-edition range of Amaze hoodies and hats to celebrate Hoodie Up 2024.

How does my support help Autistic people and their families? 

Funds raised through Hoodie Up will help deliver vital support for Autistic people and their families so they can live their best lives. Proceeds from the sale of all official Amaze merchandise will go towards ensuring Amaze can continue to:

– Provide Autistic people and their families with critical and best-practice support and information,

– Platform the voices and lived experience of the Autistic community to influence government policy and community attitudes,

– Advocate for better systems and the champion the rights of Autistic people, and

– Work with organisations, governments, schools, healthcare systems and the community to create a more autism inclusive Australia.

Pre-order your official Amaze ‘Hoodie Up’ 2024 merchandise

Show your support for autism and autistic people and their families by purchasing and proudly wearing an Amaze hoodie, hat, or both. To ensure you can get your merchandise by Hoodie Up day on Tuesday 16 April, pre-orders are now open.



The following products are available to purchase: 

Pull over and zip up in adult (unisex) and kids

Unisex and one size fits all

Bucket hats
Adults and kids (unisex)

Postage fees for any purchases will be calculated at checkout.

If you have any questions in relation to your order, please contact Cytelle on (03) 9657 1657 or email [email protected].

Additional information

Hoodies will be made to order, please allow 6 weeks for production, handling and shipping. The order cut off period has been selected to ensure your hoodie is ready for you to wear on Hoodie Up Day (Tuesday, 16 April 2024).

The colour tone of each hoodie may be slightly different for each other.

No refunds or exchanges (unless faulty) will be offered as all orders are made to order, please check your sizing using the sizing guides available on each product before making your order.

Host a Hoodie Up event

Interested in hosting your own event with your friends, school, community group or workplace to raise funds?

Register your event now and start raising funds to support the Autistic community! 

Once you register, you also get access to our 2024 Hoodie Up digital toolkit. 

See a sneak peek below: 



By donating you are supporting our efforts to develop programs and resources, and deliver support that improves the wellbeing of Autistic people and their families.

Donate today.

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